Hamit Bozarslan: From the Armenian Genocide to the Islamic State: The Dynamics of Mass Violence in the Middle East
The wide-scale massacres of Armenians under Sultan Abulhamid (1894 – 1896) ushered in a period of mass violence that reached its acme during the Armenian Genocide. This genocide was the most brutal consequence of the articulation of Social-Darwinist theories and “Total War” practices. Far from being a “local event”, it also constituted a pattern for other 20th century genocides. It was also a decisive moment in the brutalization of Near-Eastern societies, which one-century later experienced new mass-violence and ethic/sectarian cleansings. Bozarslan will discuss the historical dimensions of the violence and place it in a long-term theoretical perspective.
Clark University, "Hamit Bozarslan: From the Armenian Genocide to the Islamic State: The Dynamics of Mass Violence in the Middle East" (2017). Clark University Event Archive. 264.