Blood and Soil: Modern Genocide 1500-2000

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2008 - Crimes against humanity - 724 pages
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For thirty years Benedict Kiernan has been deeply involved in the study of genocide and crimes against humanity. He has played a key role in unearthing confidential documentation of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. His writings have transformed our understanding not only of twentieth-century Cambodia but also of the historical phenomenon of genocide. This new bookandmdash;the first global history of genocide and extermination from ancient timesandmdash;is among his most important achievements. Kiernan examines outbreaks of mass violence from the classical era to the present, focusing on worldwide colonial exterminations and twentieth-century case studies including the Armenian genocide, the Nazi Holocaust, Stalin's mass murders, and the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides. He identifies connections, patterns, and features that in nearly every case gave early warning of the catastrophe to come: racism or religious prejudice, territorial expansionism, and cults of antiquity and agrarianism. The ideologies that have motivated perpetrators of mass killings in the past persist in our new century, says Kiernan. He urges that we heed the rich historical evidence with its telltale signs for predicting and preventing future genocides.
  

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Review: Blood And Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur

User Review  - Joshua Deaver - Goodreads

This book is difficult to read. The writing is great, the topic is heartbreaking. Genocide from the begining of penned history to the modern day is ground breaking in its own right. Detaching yourself from the topic is hard but the read is worth the pain! Read full review

Review: Blood And Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur

User Review  - Johann Manstein - Goodreads

Excellent book, theory makes a great deal of sense. Examples are well developed though it takes a while to get through all of it. Read full review

Contents

List of Maps
1
The ancient eastern Mediterranean
4
Part One Early Imperial Expansion
41
The ancient western Mediterranean
42
Classical Genocide and Early Modern Memory
43
The Spanish Conquest of the New World 14921600
72
The Spanish conquest of Mexico and Guatemala
87
Guns and Genocide in East Asia 14001600
101
Selected Indian habitations in northern California under U S rule 184575
351
Settler Genocides in Africa 18301910
364
The French conquest of Algeria 183075
366
German Southwest Africa 18871910
380
Introductory Note
393
The Armenian genocide 191518 410
395
Germany and Nazi Genocide
416
Nazioccupied Europe 193945
434

Early modern Dai Viet and its neighbors
103
Early modern Japan and Korea
114
Genocidal Massacres in Early Modern Southeast Asia
133
Early modern Southeast Asia
135
Part Two Settler Colonialism
163
Introductory Note
165
The English Conquest of Ireland 15651603
169
Sixteenthcentury Ireland
178
Colonial North America 16001776
213
Earlyseventeenthcentury Virginia
220
Seventeenthcentury New England
226
Genocidal Violence in NineteenthCentury Australia
249
Early colonial New South Wales
251
Early colonial Van Diemens Land Tasmania
266
Port Phillip District early colonial Victoria
290
Colonial Queensland northern and western Australia
304
Genocide in the United States
310
U S expansion 17761840
312
Indian habitations in the Ohio Country 175386
324
Indian habitations in Mexican Texas and the Republic 182046
335
Poland under Nazi occupation
443
Japan and East Asia
455
Japan and East Asia 193145
456
Soviet Terror and Agriculture
486
Ethnic republics and ethnic cleansing in Stalins USSR
504
A Rural Model of Revolutionary Violence
512
Genocide in Cambodia
539
Cambodia and its neighbors 197579
542
Rwanda and its neighbors 1994
556
Racial and Religious Slaughter from
571
Genocide in Bangladesh 1971
574
Indonesia and East Timor 196599
576
Guatemala 195496
583
Iraq under Saddam Hussein and U S occupation 19792007
586
Yugoslavia 191996
588
Sudan Darfur and Chad
595
Notes
607
Acknowledgments
698
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