The Armenian Genocide: Wartime Radicalization or Premeditated Continuum / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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World War I was a watershed, a defining moment, in Armenian history. Its effects were unprecedented in that it resulted in what no other war, invasion, or occupation had achieved in three thousand years of identifiable Armenian existence. This calamity was the physical elimination of the Armenian people and most of the evidence of their ever having lived on the great Armenian Plateau, to which the perpetrator side soon gave the new name of Eastern Anatolia. The bearers of an impressive martial and cultural history, the Armenians had also known repeated trials and tribulations, waves of massacre, captivity, and exile, but even in the darkest of times there had always been enough remaining to revive, rebuild, and go forward.
This third volume in a series edited by Richard Hovannisian, the dean of Armenian historians, provides a unique fusion of the history, philosophy, literature, art, music, and educational aspects of the Armenian experience. It further provides a rich storehouse of information on comparative dimensions of the Armenian genocide in relation to the Assyrian, Greek and Jewish situations, and beyond that, paradoxes in American and French policy responses to the Armenian genocides. The volume concludes with a trio of essays concerning fundamental questions of historiography and politics that either make possible or can inhibit reconciliation of ancient truths and righting ancient wrongs.
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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).
Table of Contents
PrefacePart 1: History and Philosophy1. The Armenian Genocide: Wartime Radicalizationor Premeditated Continuum?Richard Hovannisian2. Philosophy and the Age of Genocide: Reflections onthe Armenian GenocideMichael Papazian3. Rethinking Dehumanization in GenocideHenry C. Theriault4. Testimony: From Document to MonumentMarc NichanianPart 2: Literature, Art, Film, and Music5. Across the Chasm: From Catastrophe to CreativityBarlow Der Mugrdechian6. The Armenian Genocide in James Joyce's Finnegans WakeMarc Aram Mamigonian7. Historical Memory: Threading the ContemporaryLiterature of ArmeniaRubina Peroomian8. Leon TutundjianTRAuma in ARTJean Murachanian9. Historicization of the Armenian Catastrophe:From the Concrete to the MythicalHrag Varjabedian10. The Diasporic Witness: Reconstruction ofTestimony by Contemporary Los Angeles ArtistsRamela Grigorian Abbamontian11. Musical Perspectives on the Armenian Genocide:From Aznavour to "System of a Down"Jack Der-SarkissianPart 3: Education12. "No Mandate Left Behind"? Genocide Educationin the Era of High-Stakes TestingNicole E. Vartanian13. Teaching about the Armenian GenocideAdam Strom14. Exposure of the Armenian Genocide in Cyberspace:A Comparative AnalysisHagop GulludjianPart 4: Comparative Dimensions15. The Assyrian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire andAdjacent TerritoriesAnahit Khosroeva16. Greek Labor Battalions in Asia MinorSperos Vryonis, Jr.17. Comparative Aspects of the Armenian and JewishCases of GenocideTigran Matosyan18. The Armenian Genocide in the Syrian PressNora Arissian19. A Legacy of Paradox: U.S. Foreign Policy and theArmenian GenocideSuzanne E. Moranian20. French Society and the Armenian GenocidePhilippe VidelierPart 5: Historiography and Reconciliation21. Turkish Historiography and the Unbearable Weight of 1915Fatma Muge Go;cek22. Venturing into the Minefield: Turkish Liberal Historiographyand the Armenian GenocideBedross Der Matossian23. Can Memory of Genocide Lead to Reconciliation?Elazar Barkan24. Anatomy of Post-Genocide ReconciliationSimon PayaslianAbout the ContributorsIndex