Extremely Violent Societies: Mass Violence in the Twentieth-Century World

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In this groundbreaking book Christian Gerlach traces the social roots of the extraordinary processes of human destruction involved in mass violence throughout the twentieth century. He argues that terms such as 'genocide' and 'ethnic cleansing' are too narrow to explain the diverse motives and interests that cause violence to spread in varying forms and intensities. From killings and expulsions to enforced hunger, collective rape, strategic bombing, forced labour and imprisonment he explores what happened before, during, ...

Extremely Violent Societies: Mass Violence in the Twentieth-Century World 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521706810

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Extremely Violent Societies: Mass Violence in the Twentieth-Century World 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521880589

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