Blood and Soil
Modern Genocide 1500-2000
By (author) Ben Kiernan
Blood and Soil by Ben Kiernan
Book DescriptionFor 30 years Ben Kiernan has been deeply involved in the study of genocide and crimes against humanity. He has played a key role in unearthing confidential documentation of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. His writings have transformed our understanding not only of 20th-century Cambodia but also of the historical phenomenon of genocide. This new book - the first global history of genocide and extermination from ancient times - is among his most important achievements. Kiernan examines outbreaks of mass violence from the classical era to the present, focusing on worldwide colonial exterminations and twentieth-century case studies including the Armenian genocide, the Nazi Holocaust, Stalin's mass murders, and the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides. He identifies connections, patterns, and features that in nearly every case gave early warning of the catastrophe to come: racism or religious prejudice, territorial expansionism, and cults of antiquity and agrarianism. The ideologies that have motivated perpetrators of mass killings in the past persist in our new century, says Kiernan. He urges that we heed the rich historical evidence with its telltale signs for predicting and preventing future genocides.
Buy Blood and Soil book by Ben Kiernan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780522854770
(234mm x 164mm x 53mm)
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Ben Kiernan
Blood and Soil, Paperback (March 2009)
Presents the global history of genocide and extermination from ancient times. This book examines outbreaks of mass violence from the classical era to the present, focusing on colonial exterminations and 20th-century case studies including the Armenian genocide, the Nazi Holocaust, Stalin's mass murders, and the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides.
Pol Pot Regime, Paperback (July 2008)
Offering an account of the Cambodian revolution and genocide, this book includes a preface that takes the story up to 2008 and the UN-sponsored Khmer Rouge tribunal.
Conflict and Change in Cambodia, Hardback (February 2006)
In the thirty years after the Second World War, Cambodia witnessed the reassertion of colonial power, the spread of nationalism, and the rise of an armed domestic insurgency. This book brings together primary documents and secondary analyses that offer fresh insights into Cambodia's political and environmental history.
How Pol Pot Came to Power, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Ben Kiernan
How did Pol Pot, a tyrant comparable to Hitler and Stalin in his brutality and contempt for human life, rise to power? This book explores what happened in Cambodia from 1930 to 1975, tracing the origins and trajectory of the Cambodian Communist movement and the ascension of Pol Pot's genocidal regime. Updated with new preface.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Blood and Soil book by Ben Kiernan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.