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Exile or Extinction: the Assyrian Genocide from 1915 to 2015


Exile or Extinction: the Assyrian Genocide from 1915 to 2015



For a brief period, the attention of the international community has focused once again on the plight of religious minorities in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. In particular, the abductions and massacres of Yezidis and Assyrians in the Sinjar, Mosul, Nineveh Plains, Baghdad, and Hasakah regions in 2007–2015 raised questions about the prevention of genocide. This book, while principally analyzing the Assyrian genocide of 1914–1925 and its implications for the culture and politics of the region, also raises broader questions concerning the future of religious diversity in the Middle East. It gathers and analyzes the findings of a broad spectrum of historical and scholarly works on Christian identities in the Middle East, genocide studies, international law, and the politics of the late Ottoman Empire, as well as the politics of the Ottomans' British and Russian rivals for power in western Asia and the eastern Mediterranean basin.



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Routledge,Taylor & Francis Group


London ; New York


Assyrians, Christians, Genocide, Minorities, Iraq, Minorities, Turkey, History, 20th century, Turkey, Ethnic relations


International Humanitarian Law | International Law | Law