The Armenian Genocide: Writing the "Complete History" with Raymond Kévorkian, Translated by: Khatchig Mouradian
March 14, 2012, at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), 395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478
Renowned historian Raymond Kévorkian has written an exhaustive and authoritative account of the origins, events, and consequences of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 and 1916. Originally published in French in 2006 as Le Génocide des Arméniens, The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History presents a detailed and meticulous record of the genocidal process, providing an authoritative analysis of the events and their impact upon the Armenian community itself, as well as the development of the Turkish state.
Drawing on a vast array of published and unpublished materials, including many eyewitness accounts and materials from the Nubarian Library, Kévorkian gives a village-by-village account of what happened, who was captured and slain and how few survived. He examines the consequences of the violence against the Armenians, the implications of the deportations, and the attempts to bring those who committed the atrocities to justice.
This important book has taken its place as an indispensable resource to historians of the period, as well as those wishing to understand the history of genocidal violence more generally. Raymond Kévorkian's books include important work on early Armenian printed books, Catalogue des "Incunables" Arméniens (1511/1695), Les Arméniens dans l'Empire Ottoman à la Veille du Génocide (with Paul Paboudjian), La Cilicie (1909-1921): Des Massacres d'Adana Au Mandat Francais, L'Extermination des Deportes Armeniens Ottomans dans les Camps de Concentration de Syrie-Mespotamie (1915-1916), and numerous scholarly articles. In 2010 he was presented with the Presidential Award from Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in recognition of his enormous contributions as a scholar.
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