ISBN-10:
0887386369
ISBN-13:
9780887386367
Pub. Date:
12/31/1986
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
The Armenian Genocide in Perspective / Edition 1

The Armenian Genocide in Perspective / Edition 1

by Richard G. HovannisianRichard G. Hovannisian

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Overview

Seven decades after the destruction of the Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire, the Armenian genocide remains largely ignored by governments and forgotten by the world public, even though the annihilation of Armenians was headlined around the world in 1915. Scholarly investigation of the Armenian genocide is just beginning, made more difficult by the tendency of many establishment figures to rationalize the past and the attempt of perpetrator governments and their successors to deny the past.

This volume is a pioneering collective attempt to assess and analyze the Armenian genocide from differing perspectives, including history, political science, ethics, religion, literature, and psychiatry. Focusing on the general implications of denial, rationalization, and responsibility, it is particularly important as a precursor to the study of the Holocaust and other genocides.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887386367
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 12/31/1986
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Richard G. Hovannisian is distinguished professor of Armenian and Near Eastern history at the University of California, Los Angeles. He served as the associate director of the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies from 1978 to 1995. A member of the UCLA faculty since 1962, he has organized the undergraduate and graduate programs in Armenian and Caucasian history. In 1987, Professor Hovannisian was appointed the first holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History at the UCLA. Among his many works, Hovannisian is the author of Armenia on the Road to Independence, The Republic of Armenia (in three volumes), The Armenian Holocaust and he has edited and contributed to The Armenian Image in History and Literature, The Armenian Genocide in Perspective, The Armenian Genocide: History, Politics, Ethics; The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, and Remembrance and Denial: The Case of the Armenian Genocide (1998).

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