War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice: A Global History

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Springer, Jan 15, 2014 - Political Science - 501 pages
In this sweeping, definitive work, historian David Crowe offers an unflinching account of the long and troubled history of genocide and war crimes. From ancient atrocities to more recent horrors, he traces their disturbing consistency but also the heroic efforts made to break seemingly intractable patterns of violence and retribution.
 

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Contents

Antiquity to the Middle Ages
1
Chapter 2 War and Crimes in China and Postmedieval Europe
25
The Americas Asia and Africa
47
Chapter 4 Birth of the Modern Laws of WarLieber to Versailles
79
Chapter 5 Peace Law and the Crimes of World War II
115
Chapter 6 The Nuremberg IMT Trial
151
Chapter 7 The Tokyo IMT Trial
194
Chapter 8 PostWorld War II National Trials in Europe and Asia
243
Eichmann Lemkin Tibet Guatemala and the Korean War
283
SovietAfghan War Saddam Hussein Ad Hoc Tribunals and Guantánamo
329
The ICC
379
Notes
382
Bibliography
478
Index
479
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David M. Crowe is a professor of history and law at Elon University. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's Harriman Institute and a fellow at UNC's Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. He has also taught at Central European University in Budapest. His most recent books include Crimes of State, Past and Present, The Holocaust: Roots, History, and Aftermath, A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia, and the definitive biography of Oskar Schindler.

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