Armenian Genocide, The: A Complete History by Raymond Kevorkian

By Raymond Kevorkian

The Armenian Genocide was once one of many maximum atrocities of the 20 th century, an episode during which as much as 1.5 million Armenians misplaced their lives. during this significant new heritage, Raymond Kévorkian presents a long-awaited authoritative account of origins, occasions, and outcomes of the years 1915 and 1916. Kévorkian explains and analyses the debates that happened in the elite circles of the younger Turks, and strains the roots of the violence that might be raged upon the Ottoman Armenians. Uniquely, this is often additionally a geographical account of the Armenian genocide, documenting its direction quarter via sector, together with a whole account of the deportations, massacres and resistance that occurred.

Kévorkian considers the function that the Armenian Genocide performed within the building of the Turkish country nation and Turkish id, in addition to exploring the ideologies of energy, rule, and kingdom violence, proposing an incredible contribution to the knowledge of the way such destruction may have happened. therefore, Kévorkian examines the historical past of the younger Turks and the Armenians within the Ottoman Empire as they got here into clash with each other, making an allowance for the institutional, political, social or even mental mechanisms that culminated within the destruction of the Ottoman Armenians. starting with an exploration of the origins of the younger Turk Revolution in 1908, Kévorkian analyses the choice making procedure which resulted in the bad destiny of these who have been deported to the focus camps of Aleppo and alongside the Euphrates.

Crucially, 'The Armenian Genocide' additionally examines the results of the violence opposed to the Armenians, the results of the expropriation of estate and resources, and deportations, in addition to the makes an attempt to deliver those that devoted atrocities to justice. This covers the records from the Mazhar Governmental fee of Inquiry and the formation of courts martial by means of the Ottoman professionals, and the findings of the March 1920 Committee for the security of the Minorities in Turkey, created by way of the League of Nations.

Kévorkian deals a close and meticulous account of the Armenian Genocide, offering an authoritative research of the occasions and their impression upon the Armenian group itself, in addition to the advance of the Turkish nation. this crucial ebook will function an integral source to historians of the interval, in addition to these wishing to appreciate the heritage of genocidal violence extra generally.

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