Modern Genocide

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By Paul R. Bartrop

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This book provides an indispensable resource for anyone researching the scourge of mass murder in the 20th and 21st centuries, effectively using primary source documents to help them understand all aspects of genocide.

This illuminating primary source collection closely examines and analyzes primary documents related to genocides, focusing on genocidal events from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Thematically organized into eight sections, each document comes with an introduction and analysis written by the author that helps provide the crucial historical background for the users of this title to learn about the complexities of genocide.

The first section considers a range of definitional matters relating to genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes; the second section relates to warnings of impending genocide, and how they have been received; the third considers atrocities and how they have been perpetrated; the fourth is an examination ofexamines a range of resistance initiatives that have been taken in response to genocide; the fifth looks at reactions to genocide from outside actors; the sixth considers the ways in which states have intervened to stop genocide; the seventh relates to post-genocide justice measures; and the eighth section relates to how states and NGOs have sought to prevent genocide.

  • Offers a large number of documents relating to various genocides, demonstrating the multifaceted nature of this crime in various settings
  • Presents the reader with an analysis of each document to help contextualize and explain it
  • Allows documents to "speak for themselves," setting out the parameters of genocide, what events actually occurred, and what was done afterwards
  • Provides a short list of further reading at the conclusion of each document to assist readers looking to further research the topic
  • Modern Genocide