The History of the Armenian Genocide: Ethnic Conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus

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Berghahn Books, 2003 - History - 460 pages
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The Armenian Genocide, though not given such prominent treatment as the Jewish Holocaust which it precedes, still haunts the Western world and has assumed a new significance in the light of "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia and, more recently, Darfur. This study by the most distinguished scholar of the Armenian tragedy offers an authoritative analysis by presenting it as a case study of genocide and by seeing it as an historical process in which a domestic conflict escalated and was finally consumed by global war.

 

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Amazing scholarly work. How can one ever deny the Armenian Genocide after reading this?

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What fool is trying to discredit History. If the Truth hurts is should. I grew up sitting at the feet of my great grandmother and listened to her personal experiences and the atrocities of the Turks against the Christian Armenians. Just remember Hitler was inspired to rid the world of Jews because he saw that no one paid attention to the "starving Armenians and their tragic plight." Nonsense, the truth will become know and taught and reach the pages of history. A million and a half Armenians: burned at the stake, sent on death marches, Atturk sent out a national plea to kill all the Armenian boys five and under. My father was four. His mother dressed him as a little girl to get him across the border. It is impossible to think, in this day and age such critical, factual, important information could be obscured by a nation. Where are historians, Americans, Armenians, our leadership? Why are they being quiet? Because the opposition has Gold, Money, population and of course a strategic position in the scheme of things.
We must stand up for the Truth even when it hurts. The Armenians are a God fearing culture. They are divinely protected.
Don't try and erase them from the pages of history. You will be sorry.
Jacqueline Papazian Saroyan Kazarian
 

Contents

Humanitarian Intervention as a Response to Nationality
7
Escalation of the Conflicts and Ottoman Palliatives
21
Part II
41
The Interactive Dynamics of the Eastern and
49
Part III
59
The
104
The Era of the Abdul Hamit Massacres
113
The Portentousness of the Abdul Hamit Era Massacres
172
The Disguises of the Law of Deportation and
235
The Issue of German Complicity
248
Part VII
301
The Recourse to the Machinery of Turkish Justice
317
Part VIII
345
The Kemalist Thrust Against Russian Armenia
356
Part IX
375
Parallel Problems in the PostWar Prosecution of
390

The 1909 Twin Adana Massacres
179
Part VI
201
International Law as a Crucible of Legal Liabilities
212
The Implementation of the Genocide
219
Conclusion
420
Bibliography
436
Subject Index
455
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About the author (2003)

Vahakn N. Dadrian was director of a large Genocide Study Project sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation. He is also author of Warrant for Genocide: Key Elements in the Turko-Armenian Conflict (Transaction 1999) and co-author with Taner Akšam of Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials (Berghahn, 2011). In 2005, he received four separate awards for his lifetime contribution to genocide studies. Vahakn Dadrian, who taught at the State University of New York (SUNY) system (1970-1991), has been Director of Genocide Research at the Zoryan Institute since 1999.

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