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Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes
An Encyclopedia
Alexander Mikaberidze, Editor
978-1-59884-926-4

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Alexander Mikaberidze, Editor
Alexander Mikaberidze is assistant professor of history at Louisiana State University, Shreveport, and an award-winning author and editor of over a dozen titles, including ABC-CLIO's Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia.
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Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes

An Encyclopedia

Alexander Mikaberidze, Editor Alexander Mikaberidze, Editor


June 2013

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Throughout human history, conflicts have provoked appalling acts of inhumanity.

Both concise and wide-ranging, this encyclopedia covers massacres, atrocities, war crimes, and genocides, including acts of inhumanity on all continents; and serves as a reminder that lest we forget, history will repeat itself.

The 400-plus entries in Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia provide accessible and concise information on the difficult subject of abject human violence committed on all continents. The entries in this two-volume work describe atrocities, massacres, and war crimes committed in the 20th century, thereby documenting how human beings have repeatedly proven their capability to commit horrific acts of inhumanity even in relatively recent times and within the modern era. The encyclopedia covers countries, treaties, and terms; profiles individuals who had been formally indicted for war crimes as well as those who have committed mass atrocities and gone unpunished; and addresses human rights violations, crimes against humanity, and crimes against peace.

Features
• Provides coverage of atrocities, massacres, and war crimes that is wide-ranging in scope and historical perspective, covering everything from genocides to isolated actions that constituted grave breaches of the laws of war
• Comprises contributions from over 200 scholars, including international law experts currently prosecuting war crimes
• Contains a lengthy chronology of major atrocities throughout history
• Written in accessible and clear language appropriate for college freshmen and general readers

Sample Topics
China's Great Leap Forward
Great Purges
Hitler, Adolf
Holodomor
Katyn Forest Massacre
Mao Zedong
Medical Experimentation (World War II)
Oradour-Sur-Glane Massacre
Pol Pot
Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre
Stalin, Joseph
World War I Atrocities
World War II Atrocities and Massacres
World War II Military Tribunals
Alexander Mikaberidze is assistant professor of history at Louisiana State University, Shreveport, and an award-winning author and editor of over a dozen titles, including ABC-CLIO's Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia.
Reviews
"This encyclopedia is a solid, well-organized introduction to a violent, unfortunate, yet important aspect of human history."—Choice

"Written for an audience of high school and undergraduate college students, this very accessible and informative work would be a worthwhile purchase for libraries serving not only those populations but also most public libraries as well. An overall excellent contribution to the literature of its field."—Library Journal

"A very good encyclopedia that provides fine overviews on a somber topic. This work is recommended for high school and university libraries."—ARBA