Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe

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Harvard University Press, 2002 - 248 pages
Of all the horrors of the last century--perhaps the bloodiest century of the past millennium--ethnic cleansing ranks among the worst. The term burst forth in public discourse in the spring of 1992 as a way to describe Serbian attacks on the Muslims of Bosnia-Herzegovina, but as this landmark book attests, ethnic cleansing is neither new nor likely to cease in our time.

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An exploration of the disturbing modern trend of displacing minority populations, by Stanford historian Naimark (The Russians in Germany, not reviewed).The 20th century saw some remarkable episodes of ... Read full review

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Naimark (history, Stanford) injects a needed measure of clarity into a literature hitherto befogged by passion and sloppy language. He separates the concept of ethnic cleansing, a 1990s term referring ... Read full review


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Page 3 - Volkermord) is the objective. The intention of ethnic cleansing is to remove a people and often all traces of them from a concrete territory. The goal, in other words, is to get rid of the "alien" nationality, ethnic, or religious group and to seize control of the territory they had formerly inhabited.

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Norman M. Naimark is the critically acclaimed author of several books, including Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe (Harvard), The Russians in Germany (Harvard), and Stalin's Genocides. He is former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (now the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies), which recognized him with its Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award. He is Professor of History and Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor in East European Studies at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and has twice won the Stanford University Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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