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Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Visitors mourn at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia (2015). David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is held annually on April 24th to recognize and mourn more than 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide, the most tragic element of Armenian history.

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In recognizing the significance of the occasion we would like to bring to your attention a range of Armenian Genocide titles, including freely available Chapter 1 of Judgment At Istanbul by Vahakn N. Dadrian and Taner Akçam.

Related Titles

Evidence from the German Foreign Office Archives, 1915-1916
Compiled and Edited by Wolfgang Gust
Translated from the German
Foreword by Vahakn N. Dadrian

“…this massive volume contains the only English-language translation of 240 primary documents found in German Foreign Office files. A very extensive overview section provides superb historical background, especially concerning the German involvement.” Choice

Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks, 1913-1923
Edited by George N. Shirinian

“This is a very timely edited volume that will fill a very significant gap in the study of Greek, Assyrian, Armenian, and Turkish history on the one hand, and, on the other, provide an analysis of the collective violence these non-Muslim minorities had been subjected to in the Ottoman Empire and later on… I heartily recommend this book to scholars interested in the histories of these communities as well as the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic; genocide scholars would also benefit from the novel framework of studying the collective violence against Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians together, from a single comparative vantage point as late Ottoman genocides.” • Slavic Review

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The Armenian Genocide Trials

Vahakn N. Dadrian and Taner Akçam

“This volume is the most comprehensive and analytical work to address the Armenian genocide from legal-criminal perspective to date. …[It] should be regarded as an important contribution to the field of Armenian genocide studies, Ottoman legal history, and the history of War Tribunals… It provides readers with a compelling argument about the historical veracity of the Armenian genocide.” • The Cyprus Review

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Ethnic Conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus

Vahakn N. Dadrian

“… totally innovative … Dadrian exhibits exemplary objectivity and provides us with the fruits of a life of scholarship and research. An inestimable contribution to our knowledge of history.”    Journal of the Society of Armenian Studies

This study by the most distinguished scholar of the Armenian tragedy offers an authoritative analysis by presenting it as a case study of genocide and by seeing it as an historical process in which a domestic conflict escalated and was finally consumed by global war.

Armenia and Rwanda Reexamined
Deborah Mayersen

Mayersen has written a fine text… Ultimately, Mayersen concludes that genocides are ‘fundamentally preventable’ and offers insights into prevention.  The text is well organized, thoroughly researched, and brings to bear important new perspectives on genocide studies. – Highly recommended.”     Choice

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Listen to an interview with the author on the New Books in Genocide Studies website.

Armenians in the Contemporary World
Edited by Huberta von Voss
With a Preface by Yehuda Bauer, Jerusalem

…certainly a well-put together and edited compendium of Armenian socio-political and cultural essays …And it has a great deal to offer both the educated and altruistic reader alike about the passionate and fatalistic woven threads that compose Armenian life and identity today.    Armenian Weekly

Ethno-Cultural Diversity and the State in the Aftermath of a Refugee Crisis

Nicola Migliorino
Vol. 21, Forced Migration

… an impressively researched account of one of the major refugee crises of the 20th century … Migliorino offers a thoughtful account of the Armenian refugees’ experience, focusing on religion, cultural production, and communal political organization and covering 1923-2003, a span of three or four generations. This is an analytical narrative of the making of a society, from refugees to citizens… this fine historical account is also an exemplary developmental study of the ways in which refugees create a permanent diaspora society. Relevant to all social scientists. Highly recommended.”   •   Choice

The Construction of a National Identity from Empire to Nation-State
Edited by Stephan Astourian and Raymond Kévorkian

“This work represents a solid endeavor that brings together multi-disciplinary research on various aspects of mass violence in Turkey and ties mass violence to national-identity construction from the late Ottoman period to the present day.” • Janet Klein, University of Akron

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War and Genocide Series

General Editors:
Omer BartovBrown University
A. Dirk MosesUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“The Berghahn series Studies on War and Genocide has immeasurably enriched the English-language scholarship available to scholars and students of genocide and, in particular, the Holocaust.”  ·  Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions

Genocide Diaries, 1915-1918
Vahé Tachjian
Vol. 25, War and Genocide

“Vahé Tachjian has written a thoughtful, nuanced, and powerful study of survival centring on the lives of two Armenian diarists from the period: the priest Der Nerses Tavukjian and Krikor Bogharian, both from Aintab (present-day Gaziantep). Their diaries are by no means unique among the plethora of materials contemporary Armenian survivors have written, but they are particularly devastating in their emotional honesty as the authors experienced and survived genocide.” • War in History

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The Plunder of Wealth in the Armenian Genocide
Taner Akçam and Umit Kurt
Translated by Aram Arkun
Vol. 21, War and Genocide

“This book is a valuable addition to filling the gaps of our understanding of genocide and helps readers navigate complex terrain in the case study presented… I recommend this book as a case study to be included in graduate level courses. In addition to its thorough review of the questionable statecraft of genocidal states, it is a reminder of the merits of engaged scholarship. Akçam and Kurt, by sharing their research as an act of solidarity with citizens who continue to challenge state restraints and master narratives based on genocide, make a contribution to the ongoing process of crafting a just society.” • Histoire Sociale/Social History

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For a full selection of volumes in the series please visit series webpage.

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