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The holocaust in historical context, Steven T. Katz

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The holocaust in historical context
Title
The holocaust in historical context
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Steven T. Katz
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eng
Summary
With this volume, Steven T. Katz initiates the provocative argument that the Holocaust is a singular event in human history. Unlike any previous work on the subject, The Holocaust in Historical Context maintains that the Holocaust is the only example of true genocide--a systematic attempt to kill all the members of a group--in history. In a richly documented, subtly argued, and amazingly wide-ranging comparative historical and phenomenological analysis, Katz explores the philosophical and historiographical implications of the uniqueness of the Holocaust. After he establishes the nature of genocide, Katz examines other occasions of mass death to which the Holocaust is regularly compared from slavery in the ancient world to the medieval persecution of heretics, from the depopulation of the New World to the Armenian massacres during World War I, and from the Gulag to Cambodia. In the first of three volumes, Katz, after setting the groundwork for his analysis with four chapters dealing with essential methodological issues, begins his comparative case studies with slavery in the ancient Greek and Roman world, and continues with such subjects as medieval antisemitism, the European witch craze, the medieval wars of religion, the medieval persecution of homosexuals, and the French campaign against Huguenots. Throughout this investigation of pre-modern Jewish and non-Jewish history, Katz looks at the ways in which the Holocaust has precedents and parallels, and in what way it stands alone as a singular, highly distinctive historical event
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DLC
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1944-
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Katz, Steven T.
Dewey number
940.53/18
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.3
LC item number
.K378 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Mazal Holocaust Collection
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Persecution
  • Genocide
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Holocauste, 1939-1945
  • Persécutions
  • Génocide
  • Holocauste, 1939-1945
  • Juifs
  • Antisémitisme
  • Antisemitism
  • Genocide
  • Jews
  • Persecution
  • War
  • Holocaust
  • Genocide
  • Antisemitisme
  • Vervolgingen
  • Joden
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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The holocaust in historical context, Steven T. Katz
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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Contents
v. 1. The holocaust and mass death before the modern age
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ocm24539470
Dimensions
25 cm
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volumes <1>
Isbn
9780195072204
Lccn
91033049
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) o24539470
  • (OCoLC)24539470
Label
The holocaust in historical context, Steven T. Katz
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. The holocaust and mass death before the modern age
Control code
ocm24539470
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
volumes <1>
Isbn
9780195072204
Lccn
91033049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24539470
  • (OCoLC)24539470

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