This essential reference work covers all aspects of the Armenian Genocide, including the causes, phases, and consequences. It explores political and historical perspectives as well as the cultural aspects. The carefully selected collection of perspective essays will inspire critical thinking and provide readers with insight into some of the most controversial and significant issues of the Armenian Genocide. Similarly, the primary source documents are prefaced by thoughtful introductions that will provide the necessary context to help students understand the significance of the material.
The extraordinary story of how a team of international forensic scientists pioneered ground-breaking DNA technology to identify the bodies of thousands of victims of the Yugoslav Wars, and how their work is now giving justice to families from Iraq to Bosnia
What would it be like to be tasked with finding, exhuming from dozens of mass graves, and then identifying the mangled body-parts of an estimated 8,100 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in eastern Bosnia? A leading forensic scientist likened it to "solving the world's greatest forensic science puzzle," and in 1999 one DNA laboratory, run by the International Commission on Missing Persons in Sarajevo, decided to do just that. Thirteen years on, the ICMP are the international leaders in using DNA-assisted technology to assist in identifying the thousands of persons worldwide missing from wars, mass human-rights abuses and natural disasters. Christian Jennings, a foreign correspondent and former staffer at the ICMP, tells the story of the organization, and how they are now gathering forensic evidence of those killed in Libya and Iraq, and tracing the victims of brutal regimes in Chile and Colombia. He describes too how they helped identify the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami , in this moving and fast-paced story about the power of science to bring justice to broken countries. Now used as evidence at war crimes trials in The Hague, the technology described in Bosnia's Million Bones is an amazing story of modern science, politics, and the quest for truth. It is real-life CSI in action.
This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Genocide Research.
This volume argues that the time has come for Turkey to reassess the propriety of its approach, and to begin the process that will allow it move into a post-genocide era. The work includes âGenocide: An Agenda for Action,â Gijs M. de Vries; âDeterminants of the Armenian Genocide,â Donald Bloxham; âLooking Backward and Forward,â Joyce Apsel; âThe United States Response to the Armenian Genocide,â Simon Payaslian; âThe League of Nations and the Reclamation of Armenian Genocide Survivors,â Vahram L. Shemmassian; âRaphael Lemkin and the Armenian Genocide,â Steven L. Jacobs; âReconstructing Turkish Historiography of the Armenian Massacres and Deaths of 1915,â Fatma MÃ¼ge GÃ¶Ã§ek; âBitter-Sweet Memories; âThe Armenian Genocide and International Law,â Joe Verhoeven; âNew Directions in Literary Response to the Armenian Genocide,â Rubina Peroomian; âDenial and Free Speech,â Henry C. Theriau