The great game of genocide : imperialism, nationalism, and the destruction of the Ottoman Armenians / Donald Bloxham.

Bloxham, Donald [Browse]
  • New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2009]
  • copyright 2005
1 online resource (xiv, 329 pages) : maps, illustrations


Summary note
The Great Game of Genocide addresses the origins, development and aftermath of the Armenian genocide in a wide-ranging reappraisal based on primary and secondary sources from all the major parties involved. Rejecting the determinism of many influential studies, and discarding polemics on all sides, it founds its interpretation of the genocide in the interaction between the Ottoman empire in its decades of terminal decline, the self-interested policies of the European imperial powers, and the agenda of some Armenian nationalists in and beyond Ottoman territory. Particular attention is paid to the international context of the process of ethnic polarization that culminated in the massive destruction of 1912-23, and especially the obliteration of the Armenian community in 1915-16.
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
In English.
Introduction: Genocide and the Armenian Case -- Part I: Mass Murder in an International System -- 1: Prologue: Eastern Questions, Nationalist Answers -- 2: Ethnic Reprisal and Ethnic Cleansing -- Part II: International Response and Responsibility in the Genocide Era -- 3: Imperial Germany: A Case of Mistaken Identity -- 4: Ethnic Violence and the Entente, 1915-1923 -- Part III: From Response to Recognition -- 5: The USA: From Non-intervention to Non-recognition -- 6: Epilogue: The Geopolitics of Memory.
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