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Defining the Horrific : Readings on Genocide and Holocaust in the 20th Century - 04 edition

Defining the Horrific : Readings on Genocide and Holocaust in the 20th Century (ISBN10: 013110084X; ISBN13: 9780131100848)
ISBN13: 978-0131100848
ISBN10: 013110084X

Summary: For courses in 20th-Century World History, The Holocaust, World History II (since 1500), and Genocide.

With a wide-ranging scope, this anthology is a brief, chronological introduction to the geographic, ideological, cultural breadth, and frequency of genocide in the twentieth century. It contains provocative questions and several case studies.


  • Comprehensive case study more approach--Includes case studies not frequently found in supplementary texts.
    • Provides analytical and comparative framework not found in a pure "textbook" format.
  • Chronological format.
    • Provides students with a timeline of numerous events--rather than focusing on only three or four--as is often the case with other resources.
  • Easy for the students to follow.
    • A variety of sources--Represents carefully researched material.
  • Supplies students with an excellent basis for discussion and writing, and helps them understand the horrific carnage that characterized twentieth century history.
    • Geographic diversity--Provides coverage of genocide from many different regions and locales.
  • Conclusion.
    • Asks students to reconsider the application of the term "genocide", and consider ways to study and prevent it.
  • Scholarship--Includes selections by the leading thinkers in the field, including Saul Friedman, Edward Said, Howard Zinn, and Anne Applebaum. less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 10/28/2003
International: No

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