An Inconvenient Genocide

Geoffrey Robertson sets out to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the Armenian massacres were a crime amounting to genocide.

Author: Geoffrey Robertson

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849548978


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Geoffrey Robertson sets out to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the Armenian massacres were a crime amounting to genocide.

Controversies in the Field of Genocide Studies

There is no other inference that is 'reasonable'” (Jennifer Balint, 2015, “Book review: Armenian atrocities deemed 'An Inconvenient Genocide' that no one acknowledges,” Sydney Morning Herald, January 31, ...

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351294980

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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At the heart of the field of Genocide Studies lies an active core of vigorous debate that has led to both heated disagreements and productive disputes. This new volume in the Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review series focuses on these, as well as other significant issues. Chapters in this volume focus on a number of issues: Did Peru’s Aché suffer genocide? What was the role of media propaganda in the Rwandan Genocide, and what more, if anything, could have been done about it? Have Rwanda’s post-genocide gacaca courts successfully promoted reconciliation? How has denial affected governmental recognition around the world of the Armenian, Hellenic, and Assyrian genocides? Why have some left-wing “progressives” engaged in denial of the Rwandan Genocide? Has anti-genocide activism had a meaningful effect in prevention of or intervention against genocide? In the pages of this book, readers can explore the various debates that have defined the study of genocide and that are redefining it today. This insightful and provocative volume will entice further discussion on the concept of genocide and will be a must-read for the field of genocide studies.

Justifying Genocide

See a recent jurisprudential approach that does away with uncertainty: Geoffrey Robertson, An Inconvenient Genocide—Who Now Remembers the Armenians? (London: Biteback Publishing, 2014). 5. See some recent examples of scholarship: ...

Author: Stefan Ihrig

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674504790

Category: History

Page: 460

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As Stefan Ihrig shows in this first comprehensive study, many Germans sympathized with the Ottomans’ longstanding repression of the Armenians and with the Turks’ program of extermination during World War I. In the Nazis’ version of history, the Armenian Genocide was justifiable because it had made possible the astonishing rise of the New Turkey.

Imperial Atrocities

74 Robertson, Geoffrey, An Inconvenient Genocide, Biteback Publishing, 2014. 75 Morgenthau, Henry, Ambassador Morgenthau's Story, Doubleday page, 1918. 76 Gorrini, Giacomo, Armenian Genocide, Wikipedia. 77 Carmichael, Cathie, Genocide ...

Author: Michael Arnold

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781682353646

Category: Political Science

Page: 596

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Imperial Atrocities: Skeletons in Colonial Closets does not expose the total colonial story, but this eye-opening book does present a selection of some of the worst excesses perpetrated by Colonials throughout the world. In two cases, those of Ireland and India, native populations were allowed to starve. Their Colonial masters did nothing to either assist or provide food that was available. Colonial empires dominated the globe for just over 200 years, from about 1750 to 1960. The settings span various parts of Africa, the Middle East, India, and Asia. In these locales, native peoples were starved, exploited, or ignored, as the Empires were allowed to rule totally unchallenged. Says the author, “I lived in West Africa for six years, from 1958 to 1964, and then in Malaysia for the next sixteen years. Whilst in Malaysia, my job involved much travelling throughout Asia, and this book is the culmination of experiences and observations during those years. Everything that I have written about is documented fact.”

Genocide Perspectives V

Welsh parliaments have recognised the crime, the UK government will say anything to avoid expressing the inconvenient truth. It disingenuously claimed that the evidence for genocide is “not sufficiently unequivocal.

Author: Nikki Marczak

Publisher: UTS ePRESS

ISBN: 9780994503985

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Despite the catch-cry bandied about after the Holocaust, "Never Again", genocides continue to destroy cultures and communities around the globe. In this collection of essays, Australian scholars discuss the crime of genocide, examining regimes and episodes that stretch across time and geography. Included are discussions on Australia’s own history of genocide against its Indigenous peoples, mass killing and human rights abuses in Indonesia and North Korea, and new insights into some of the core twentieth century genocides, such as the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide. Scholars grapple with ongoing questions of memory and justice, governmental responsibility, the role of the medical professions, gendered experiences, artistic representation, and best practice in genocide education. Importantly, genocide prevention and the role of the global community is also explored within this collection. This volume of Genocide Perspectives is dedicated to Professor Colin Tatz AO, an inspirational figure in the field of human rights, and one of the forefathers of genocide studies in Australia.

Picturing the Ottoman Armenian World

Heide Fehrenbach and Davide Rodogno (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015); Geoffrey Robertson, An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians? (London: Biteback, 2015). 56 Tessa Hofmann and Gerayer Koutcharian state: ...

Author: David Low

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755600403

Category: History

Page: 272

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The Armenian contribution to Ottoman photography in the last decades of the empire has been well-documented. Studios founded and run by Armenian Ottomans in Istanbul contributed to the exciting cultural flourishing of Ottoman 'modernity', before its dissolution after World War I. Less known however are the pioneering studios from the east in the empire's Armenian heartlands, whose photographic output reflected and became a major form of documenting the momentous events and changes of the period, from war and revolution to persecution, migration and ultimately, genocide. This book examines photographic activity in three Armenian cities on the Armenian plateau: Erzurum, Kharpert and Van. It explores how indigenous photography was rooted in the seismic social, political and cultural shifts that shaped Armenian lives during the Ottoman Empire's last four decades. Arguing that photographic practice was marked by the era's central movements, it shows how photography was bound-up in Armenian educational endeavours, mass migration and revolutionary activity. Photography responded to and became the instrument of these phenomena, so much so that it can be shown that they were responsible for the very spread of the medium through the Armenian communities of the Ottoman East and the rapid increase in photographic studios. Contributing to growing interest in Ottoman and Middle Eastern photographic history, the book also offers a valuable perspective on the history of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.

The Armenian Genocide Legacy

... International Norms and Domestic Change (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Robben, A. (2005) Political Violence in Argentina (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press). Robertson, G. (2014) An Inconvenient Genocide: ...

Author: Alexis Demirdjian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137561633

Category: History

Page: 369

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This volume focuses on the impact of the Armenian Genocide on different academic disciplines at the crossroads of the centennial commemorations of the Genocide. Its interdisciplinary nature offers the opportunity to analyze the Genocide from different angles using the lens of several fields of study.

The Politics of Naming the Armenian Genocide

Genocide Studies and Prevention, 3, 2016, p. 4. 48 (accessed on January 14, 2019). 49 Robertson, An Inconvenient Genocide, p. 114–15. See also Bloxham, The Great Game of Genocide, p. 69.

Author: Vartan Matiossian

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755641109

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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This book explores the genealogy of the concept of 'Medz Yeghern' ('Great Crime'), the Armenian term for the mass murder and ethnic cleansing of the Armenian ethno-religious group in the Ottoman Empire between the years 1915-1923. Widely accepted by historians as one of the classical cases of genocide in the 20th century, ascribing the right definition to the crime has been a source of contention and controversy in international politics. Vartan Matiossian here draws upon extensive research based on Armenian sources, neglected in much of the current historiography, as well as other European languages in order to trace the development of the concepts pertaining to mass killing and genocide of Armenians from the ancient to the modern periods. Beginning with an analysis of the term itself, he shows how the politics of its use evolved as Armenians struggled for international recognition of the crime after 1945, in the face of Turkish protest. Taking a combined historical, philological, literary and political perspective, the book is an insightful exploration of the politics of naming a catastrophic historical event, and the competitive nature of national collective memories.

When We Dead Awaken Australia New Zealand and the Armenian Genocide

40 A rebuttal to modern denial, and a mock prosecution for the crime of genocide can be found in Robertson, An Inconvenient Genocide, 91–124; For a rebuttal of a Western author's representative equivocations, see Taner Akçam, ...

Author: James Robins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838607500

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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On April 25th 1915, during the First World War, the famous Anzacs landed ashore at Gallipoli. At the exact same moment, leading figures of Armenian life in the Ottoman Empire were being arrested in vast numbers. That dark day marks the simultaneous birth of a national story – and the beginning of a genocide. When We Dead Awaken – the first narrative history of the Armenian Genocide in decades – draws these two landmark historical events together. James Robins explores the accounts of Anzac Prisoners of War who witnessed the genocide, the experiences of soldiers who risked their lives to defend refugees, and Australia and New Zealand's participation in the enormous post-war Armenian relief movement. By exploring the vital political implications of this unexplored history, When We Dead Awaken questions the national folklore of Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey – and the mythology of Anzac Day itself.