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Kiernan, Ben

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The Pol Pot regime : race, power, and genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79 by Ben Kiernan( Book )

70 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Khmer Rouge revolution turned Cambodia into grisly killing fields, as the Pol Pot regime murdered or starved to death a million and a half of Cambodia's eight million inhabitants. This book -- the first comprehensive study of the Pol Pot regime -- describes the violent origins, social context, and course of the revolution, providing a new answer to the question of why a group of Cambodian intellectuals imposed genocide on their own country. Ben Kiernan draws on more than five hundred interviews with Cambodian refugees, survivors, and defectors, as well as on a rich collection of previously unexplored archival material from the Pol Pot regime (including Pol Pot's secret speeches). - Back cover
Blood and soil : a world history of genocide and extermination from Sparta to Darfur by Ben Kiernan( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the first global history of genocide and extermination from ancient times, examines outbreaks of mass violence from the classical era to the present, focusing on worldwide colonial exterminations and twentieth-century case studies including the Armenian genocide, the Nazi Holocaust, Stalin's mass murders, and the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides. Connections, patterns, and features are identified that in nearly every case gave early warning of the catastrophe to come. Racism or religious prejudice, territorial expansionism, and cults of antiquity and agrarianism are ideologies that have motivated perpetrators of mass killings in the past, and persist even in our new century. The author urges that we heed the rich historical evidence with its telltale signs for predicting and preventing future genocides
The specter of genocide : mass murder in historical perspective( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays by leading international experts offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analysis of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts, with a focus on the twentieth century. The book contains studies of the Armenian genocide, the victims of Stalinist terror, the Holocaust, and imperial Japan. Several authors explore colonialism and address the fate of the indigenous peoples in Africa, North America, and Australia. As well, there is extensive coverage of the post-1945 period, including the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Bali, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, East Timor, and Guatemala. The book emphasizes the importance of comparative analysis and theoretical discussion, and it raises new questions about the difficult challenges for modernity constituted by genocide and other mass crimes."--Jacket
How Pol Pot came to power : a history of communism in Kampuchea, 1930-1975 by Ben Kiernan( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de politieke situatie in Cambodja
Genocide and democracy in Cambodia : the Khmer Rouge, the United Nations, and the international community( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasants and politics in Kampuchea, 1942-1981 by Ben Kiernan( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Việt Nam : a history from earliest times to the present by Ben Kiernan( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive work traces Viet Nam's history, a narrative of a multi-ethnic, multi-religious heritage, from ancient chiefdoms to imperial provinces, from independent kingdoms to contending regions, civil wars, French colonies, and modern republics
Revolution and its aftermath in Kampuchea : eight essays by David P Chandler( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genocide and resistance in Southeast Asia : documentation, denial & justice in Cambodia & East Timor by Ben Kiernan( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two modern cases of genocide and extermination began in Southeast Asia in the same year. Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, and Indonesian forces occupied East Timor from 1975 to 1999. This book examines the horrific consequences of Cambodian communist revolution and Indonesian anti-communist counterinsurgency. It also chronicles the two cases of indigenous resistance to genocide and extermination, the international cover-ups that obstructed documentation of these crimes, and efforts to hold the perpetrators legally accountable.The perpetrator regimes inflicted casualties in similar proportions. Each caused the deaths of about one-fifth of the population of the nation. Cambodia's mortality was approximately 1.7 million, and approximately 170,000 perished in East Timor. In both cases, most of the deaths occurred in the five-year period from 1975 to1980. In addition, Cambodia and East Timor not only shared the experience of genocide but also of civil war, international intervention, and UN conflict resolution. U.S. policymakers supported the invading Indonesians in Timor, as well as the indigenous Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Both regimes exterminated ethnic minorities, including local Chinese, as well as political dissidents. Yet the ideological fuel that ignited each conflagration was quite different. Jakarta pursued anti-communism; the Khmer Rouge were communists. In East Timor the major Indonesian goal was conquest. In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge's goal was revolution. Maoist ideology influenced Pol Pot's regime, but it also influenced the East Timorese resistance to the Indonesia's occupiers.Genocide and Resistance in Southeast Asia is significant both for its historical documentation and for its contribution to the study of the politics and mechanisms of genocide. It is a fundamental contribution that will be read by historians, human rights activists, and genocide studies specialists."--Provided by publisher
How Pol Pot came to power : colonialism, nationalism, and communism in Cambodia, 1930-1975 by Ben Kiernan( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Pol Pot, a tyrant comparable to Hitler and Stalin in his brutality and contempt for human life, rise to power? This authoritative book explores what happened in Cambodia from 1930 to 1975, tracing the origins and trajectory of the Cambodian Communist movement and setting the ascension of Pol Pot's genocidal regime in the context of the conflict between colonialism and nationalism. A new preface bring this edition up to date
Pol Pot plans the future : confidential leadership documents from Democratic Kampuchea, 1976-1977( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burchett reporting the other side of the world, 1939-1983( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict and change in Cambodia by Ben Kiernan( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never again? genocide since the holocaust( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the atrocities of World War II, the cry of conscience was "never again!" As this program demonstrates, that bitterly learned injunction went unheeded throughout much of the world. The chronicle of genocide continues with a look at Mao's purges in China, Cambodia under Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, the Arab/Israeli conflict, border wars in Pakistan and Bangladesh, and killing in Central America. Guests include Dr. Ben Kiernan, Genocide Studies Program director at Yale University; Pierre-Richard Prosper, Special Counsel and Policy Advisor to U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues; and Sophal Leng Stagg, Cambodian survivor and author of Hear Me Now: Tragedy in Cambodia. Viewer discretion is advised."--Website
The Samlaut rebellion and its aftermath, 1967-70 : the origins of Cambodia's liberation movement by Ben Kiernan( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early phases of liberation in northwestern Cambodia : conversations with Peang Sophi by David P Chandler( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khmers rouges! : matériaux pour l'histoire du communisme au Cambodge by Serge Thion( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burchett reporting the other side of the world, 1939-83( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il secolo del genocidio( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Samlaut rebellion and its aftermath, 1967-1970 : the origins of Cambodia's liberation movement. part 1 by Ben Kiernan( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Blood and soil : a world history of genocide and extermination from Sparta to Darfur
Alternative Names
Ben Kiernan onderwijzer uit Australië

Ben Kiernan Professeur d'histoire à l'université Yale

Kiernan, Ben

Kiernan, Ben 1953-

Kiernan, Benedict F. 1953-

Kiernan, Benedict Francis.

Kiernan Benedict Francis 1953-....

Kiernan, Benedikt F. 1953-

Кирнан, Бен

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English (226)

French (14)

Spanish (5)

German (4)

Italian (3)

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Blood and soil : a world history of genocide and extermination from Sparta to DarfurThe specter of genocide : mass murder in historical perspectiveGenocide and democracy in Cambodia : the Khmer Rouge, the United Nations, and the international communityGenocide and resistance in Southeast Asia : documentation, denial & justice in Cambodia & East TimorHow Pol Pot came to power : colonialism, nationalism, and communism in Cambodia, 1930-1975Pol Pot plans the future : confidential leadership documents from Democratic Kampuchea, 1976-1977Conflict and change in Cambodia