Lemkin on Genocide

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Lexington Books, Jul 23, 2012 - Religion - 430 pages
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Providing an annotated commentary on two unpublished manuscripts written by international law and genocide scholar Raphael Lemkin, Steven L. Jacobs offers a critical introduction to the father of genocide studies. Lemkin coined the term "genocide" and was the motivating force behind the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Punishment and Prevention of the Crime of Genocide. The materials collected here give readers further insight into this singularly courageous man and the issue which consumed him in the aftermath of the Second World War. It is a welcome addition to the library of genocide and Holocaust Studies scholars and students alike.
 

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Contents

The Project
3
HISTORY OF GENOCIDE
55
Antiquity
57
Chapter 01 The Albigensians
59
Chapter 02 Assyrians
83
Middle Ages
101
Chapter 07 Mongols
103
Chapter 08 Moors and Moriscos
157
Chapter 06 Chios
261
Chapter 11 Hereros
267
Chapter 14 Huguenots
279
Chapter 15 The Case of Hungary
317
Chapter 19 The Persecution of the Catholics in Japan in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
343
Chapter 20 The Case of Poland
371
Chapter 28 The Case of the Spanish in the Peru of the Incas
379
Index
403

Modern Times
187
Chapter 01 The Germans in Africa
189
Chapter 02 Assyrians in Iraq Christians
223
About the Editor
415
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Steven Leonard Jacobs is the Aaron Aronov Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies and associate professor at the University of Alabama.

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