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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...totally innovative ...Dadrian exhibits exemplary objectivity and provides us with the fruits of a life of scholarship and research. An inestimable contribution to our knowledge of history. * Journal of the Society of Armenian Studies ...marshals considerable evidence to show how the development of the Turkish-Armenian conflict escalated to the point of genocide ...Dadrian makes [an] important contribution to our understanding of the dynamics of the Ottoman decision to destroy its Armenian subjects. * MESA Bulletin [The History of the Armenian Genocide] is without doubt the most important work ever done on this subject. [Dadrian's] painstaking archival work, and [his] wide reading in the relevant sources in Turkish, Armenian, German, French and English has no parallel. The book will stand as a monument parallel to Hilberg's master work, The Destruction of the European Jews ...[He has] forced me to rethink the entire issue of comparisons and differences between the Armenian experience in World War I and the Jewish experience in World War II. * Steven T. Katz, Cornell University ...an outstanding piece of scholarship ...based on years of meticulous study of primary sources ... * Leo Kuper, University of California ...the author has pioneered the sociological study of the Armenian Genocide ... * Roger Smith, College of William and Mary, Virginia 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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This book was very good for my History Extension essay.
Fuck the propaganda ideas, there is no propaganda, who's hearts and minds are they changing?
It's history, it needs to be remembered, not trivialized

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User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

This is a very scholarly work, and the author has tried very hard top show that it is. That's probably to offset the deniers of the Armenian Genocide. Yet I'm not convinced of his main argument that ... Read full review

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 is director of the Genocide Study Project sponsored by the Guggenheim Foundation. From 1970 to 1991 he was professor of political sociology at the State University of New York, Geneseo.

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