The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Mar 30, 2011 - History - 1040 pages
The Armenian Genocide was one of the greatest atrocities of the twentieth century, an episode in which up to 1.5 million Armenians lost their lives. In this major new history, the renowned historian Raymond Kevorkian provides an authoritative account of the origins, events and consequences of the years 1915 and 1916. He considers the role that the Armenian Genocide played in the construction of the Turkish nation state and Turkish identity, as well as exploring the ideologies of power, rule and state violence. Crucially, he examines the consequences of the violence against the Armenians, the implications of deportations and attempts to bring those who committed the atrocities to justice. Kevorkian offers a detailed and meticulous record, providing an authoritative analysis of the events and their impact upon the Armenian community itself, as well as the development of the Turkish state. This important book will serve as an indispensable resource to historians of the period, as well as those wishing to understand the history of genocidal violence more generally.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Young Turks and Armenians Intertwined in the Opposition 18951908
7
Young Turks and Armenians Facing the Test of Power 190812
49
Young Turks and Armenians Face to Face December 1912March 1915
139
In the Vortex of the War The First Phase of the Genocide
261
The Second Phase of the Genocide Fall 1915December 1916
623
The Last Days of the Ottoman Empire The Executioners and Their Judges FacetoFace
697
Conclusion
807
Notes
813
Index
1003
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Raymond Kevorkian is an historian who teaches at the Institut Francais de Geopolitique, University of Paris-VIII-Saint-Denis. He is Director of the Bibliotheque Nubar, the Armenian Library in Paris and the author of numerous works on the history of modern and contemporary Armenia and Armenians.

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