Written by almost 100 experts from many countries, this award winning text is the first reference work to chart the full extent of this horrific subject with objectivity and authority.
How is genocide detected, investigated, and prevented? What is the psychology and ideology behind genocide? How are survivors treated, and what is the phenomenon of genocide denial? From ancient times to the present day, genocide has a worldwide history. It is hard to write about the subject with dispassion.
The Encyclopedia of Genocide is the first reference work to chart the full extent of this horrific subject with objectivity and authority. The Nazi Holocaust; the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia; and the eradication of indigenous peoples around the world are all covered in A–Z entries, written by almost 100 experts from many countries.
Other topics include treatment of survivors; the bewildering variety of definitions of genocide; detection, investigation, and prevention; psychology and ideology; the often contentious literature on the subject; scholars and organizations; and the important and controversial topic of genocide denial.
Among the wide range of contributors are Peter Balakian, Yehuda Bauer, M. Cherif Bassiouni, Michael Berenbaum, Ward Churchill, Vahakn Dadrian, Helen Fein, Ted Robert Gurr, Ian Hancock, Barbara Harff, Irving Louis Horowitz, Kurt Jonassohn, Ben Kiernan, David Krieger, René Lemarchand, Deborah Lipstadt, Franklin Littell, Robert Jay Lifton, Jack Porter, R.J. Rummel, Roger Smith, Colin Tatz, Elie Wiesel, and Simon Wiesenthal.
• Over 200 A–Z entries covering all known genocides, each with leads to further information
• Sidebars that place a human face on genocide's destruction and pain
• Coverage spans perpetrators and victims of genocide
• Discusses the important and controversial topic of genocide denial
• Covers a wide range of related issues such as treatment of survivors; the bewildering variety of definitions of genocide; and detection, investigation, and prevention
• Focuses on the psychology and ideology of genocide