The Armenian Genocide was one of the greatest atrocities of the twentieth century, an episode in which up to 1.5 million Armenians lost their lives. In this major new history, the renowned historian Raymond Kévorkian provides an authoritative account of the origins, events and consequences of the years 1915 and 1916. He considers the role that the Armenian Genocide played in the construction of the Turkish nation state and Turkish identity, as well as exploring the ideologies of power, rule and state violence. Crucially, he examines the consequences of the violence against the Armenians, the implications of deportations and attempts to bring those who committed the atrocities to justice.
Kévorkian offers a detailed and meticulous record, providing an authoritative analysis of the events and their impact upon the Armenian community itself, as well as the development of the Turkish state. This important book will serve as an indispensable resource to historians of the period, as well as those wishing to understand the history of genocidal violence more generally.
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Raymond Kévorkian is an historian who teaches at the Institut Français de Géopolitique, University of Paris-VIII-Saint-Denis. He is Director of the Bibliothèque Nubar, the Armenian Library in Paris and the author of numerous works on the history of modern and contemporary Armenia and Armenians.Review:
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"This is the most comprehensive book to date on the Armenian Genocide of 1915. In this detailed account, Raymond Kévorkian describes the process which drove 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire to their deaths." - Le Monde
"This mighty volume constitutes the most complete summary to date." - Histoforum, Paris
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