Theatres Of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History

Theatres Of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History

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ISBN-13: 9781782389224
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Series: War and Genocide , #11
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Lyndall Ryan is Professorial Fellow at the Centre for the History of Violence, Humanities Research Institute at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her classic text, The Aboriginal Tasmanians, first published in 1981, opened up the field of colonial frontier violence in Australia. Since then she has published widely on settler massacres on the Australian colonial frontier.

Philip Dwyer is Associate Professor in Modern European History at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has published widely on the revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. His monograph Napoleon: The Path to Power, 1769-1799 (2008) won the Australian National Biography Award.

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Illustrations, and Maps

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Massacre and History

Philip Dwyer and Lyndall Ryan

PART I: MASSACRE AND ATROCITY IN THE ANCIENT AND PRE-MODERN ERAS

Chapter 1. The Origins of Massacres

John Docker

Chapter 2. Massacres in the Peloponnesian War

Brian Bosworth

Chapter 3. “The Abominable Quibble” : Alexander’s Massacre of Indian Mercenaries at Massaga

Elizabeth Baynham

Chapter 4. The Roman Concept of Massacre: Julius Caesar in Gaul

Jane Bellemore

Chapter 5. Atrocity and Massacre in the High and Late Middle-Ages

Laurence W. Marvin

Chapter 6. A Sea of Blood? Massacres during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1641–53

Inga Jones

PART II: THE COLONIAL FRONTIER

Chapter 7. Looking the Other Way: The Gnadenhutten Massacre and the Contextual Interpretation of Violence

Rob Harper

Chapter 8. Settler Massacres on the Australian Colonial Frontier, 1836-1851

Lyndall Ryan

Chapter 9. Tactics of Nineteenth Century Colonial Massacre: Tasmania, California and Beyond

Benjamin Madley

Chapter 10. A Blueprint for Massacre: The United States Army and the 1870 Blackfeet Massacre

Blanca Tovías de Plaisted

Chapter 11. When Massacre Appears: Representations of Australian Indigenous Massacres in Fiction

Katrina Schlunke

PART III: CONTESTED NARRATIVES: MEMORY, ATROCITY AND MASSACRE

Chapter 12. Memories of Massacres and Atrocities during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Philip Dwyer

Chapter 13. Stalin’s Trap: The Katyn Forest Massacre between Propaganda and Taboo

Claudia Weber

Chapter 14. The Great Secret: Sites of Mass Killings in Stalinist Russia

François-Xavier Nérard

Chapter 15. Spectacular Atrocities: Making Enemies during the 1965-1966 Massacres in Indonesia

Annie Pohlman

Chapter 16. A Necessary Salve: The ‘Hue Massacre’ in History and Memory

Scott Laderman

Chapter 17. A Battle for Perceptions: Revisiting the Cassinga Controversy in Southern Africa

Gary Baines

PART IV: THE DYNAMICS OF MODERN MASSACRE AND MASS KILLING

Chapter 18. Method in their Madness: Understanding the Dynamics of the Italian Massacre of Ethiopian Civilians, February-May 1937

Giuseppe Finaldi

Chapter 19. The Algerian War on French Soil : The Paris Massacre of 17 October 1961

Hélène Jaccomard

Chapter 20. Wedding Massacres and the War in Afghanistan

Stephen J. Rockel

Select Bibliography

Notes on the Contributors

Index

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