A Milestone On The Path Toward A Sophisticated Analysis Of A Key Feature Of Human Cruelty This Volume S Goal Is Exploration And Inspiration Of Further Research In, And Discussion Of, The History Of Massacres It Does An Excellent Job In Doing Exactly This, And I Am Sure It Will Serve For A Long Time As A Major Reference Book In The Broader Field Of Mass Violence Studies Thomas K Hne, Strassler Center For Holocaust Genocide Studies, Clark UniversityMassacres And Mass Killings Have Always Marked If Not Shaped The History Of The World And As Such Are Subjects Of Increasing Interest Among Historians The Premise Underlying This Collection Is That Massacres Were An Integral, If Not Accepted Part Until Quite Recently Of Warfare, And That They Were Often Fundamental To The Colonizing Process In The Early Modern And Modern Worlds Making A Deliberate Distinction Between Massacre And Genocide , The Editors Call For An Entirely Separate And New Subject Under The Rubric Of Massacre Studies , Dealing With Mass Killings That Are Not Genocidal In Intent This Volume Offers A Reflection On The Nature Of Mass Killings And Extreme Violence Across Regions And Across Centuries, And Brings Together A Wide Range Of Approaches And Case Studies.Philip G Dwyer Is Associate Professor In Modern European History At The University Of Newcastle, Australia He Has Published Widely On The Revolutionary And Napoleonic Eras His Monograph Napoleon The Path To Power, 1769 1799 2008 Won The Australian National Biography Award.Lyndall Ryan Is Conjoint Professor Of History At The University Of Newcastle Her Classic Text, The Aboriginal Tasmanians, First Published In 1981, Opened Up The Field Of Colonial Frontier Violence In Australia Since Then She Has Published Widely On Settler Massacres On The Australian Colonial Frontier. An interesting collection of essays relating to the theme of mass violence in history from the ancient world until the relitivly recent past.
- 352 pages
- Theatres of Violence
- Philip G. Dwyer
- 20 January 2018 Philip G. Dwyer