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Genocide in the Middle East : the Ottoman Empire, Iraq, and Sudan

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Genocide in the Middle East : the Ottoman Empire, Iraq, and Sudan

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Excerpt

Genocide in the Middle East describes the genocide of the Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians of the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; of the Kurds and other persons living under Saddam Hussein in northern Iraq in the late 1980s; and of the Dinka, Nuba, Fur, Masalit, and Zaghawa peoples of Sudan from the 1970s to the present. It situates these crimes in their historical context, as outgrowths of intolerant religious traditions, imperialism and the rise of the nation-state, Cold War insurgencies and counterinsurgencies, and the global competition for resources and markets at the expense of indigenous peoples. This requires a more thorough investigation of the case law on genocide than has been attempted in the literature on genocide to date, including detailed accounts of the prosecutions of the leaders of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, of Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi officials after Operation Iraqi Freedom, and of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and other leaders of Sudan by the International Criminal Court. Finally, the book explores emerging problems of genocidal terrorism, cultural genocide, and structural genocide due to starvation, disease, and displacement.

Description

xxv, 621 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm

ISBN

9781594604362

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Carolina Academic Press

City

Durham, N.C.

Keywords

Genocide, Middle East, History

Disciplines

History | International Law

Comments

Includes bibliographical references and index.