Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Fires of Hatred by Norman M. Naimark

Of all the horrors of the last century--perhaps the bloodiest century of the past millennium--ethnic cleansing ranks among the worst. The term burst forth in public discourse in the spring of 1992 as a way to describe Serbian attacks on the Muslims of Bosnia-Herzegovina, but as this landmark book attests, ethnic cleansing is neither new nor likely to cease in our time.

Norman Naimark, distinguished historian of Europe and Russia, provides an insightful history of ethnic cleansing and its relationship to genocide and population transfer. Focusing on five specific cases, he exposes the myths about ethnic cleansing, in particular the commonly held belief that the practice stems from ancient hatreds. Naimark shows that this face of genocide had its roots in the European nationalism of the late nineteenth century but found its most virulent expression in the twentieth century as modern states and societies began to organize themselves by ethnic criteria. The most obvious example, and one of Naimark's cases, is the Nazi attack on the Jews that culminated in the Holocaust. Naimark also discusses the Armenian genocide of 1915 and the expulsion of Greeks from Anatolia during the Greco-Turkish War of 1921-22; the Soviet forced deportation of the Chechens-Ingush and the Crimean Tatars in 1944; the Polish and Czechoslovak expulsion of the Germans in 1944-47; and Bosnia and Kosovo.

In this harrowing history, Naimark reveals how over and over, as racism and religious hatreds picked up an ethnic name tag, war provided a cover for violence and mayhem, an evil tapestry behind which nations acted with impunity.

Buy Fires of Hatred by Norman M. Naimark from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780674009943
ISBN-10: 0674009940
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Fires of Hatred by Norman M. Naimark

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Fires of Hatred book by Norman M. Naimark and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Author Biography - Norman M. Naimark

Norman M. Naimark is Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of History, Stanford University.

Books By Norman M. Naimark

Stalin's Genocides by Norman M. Naimark
Paperback / softback, December 2011
$40.49 $44.99
Russians in Germany by Norman M. Naimark
Paperback / softback, August 1997
$57.95 $64.39
Terrorists and Social Democrats by Norman M. Naimark
Hardback, February 1983
Yugoslavia and Its Historians by Norman M. Naimark
Hardback, February 2003