Donald Bloxham: The role of great powers in Armenian genocide

Posted on April 21, 2016



Professor Donald Bloxham gives a lecture entitled "The Role of the Great Powers in the Armenian Genocide" at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center in Belmont, MA, on June 5, 2008.

The lecture is based on Bloxhams acclaimed book The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians (Oxford Univ. Press), for which Bloxham was awarded the Raphael Lemkin Award for 2007 by the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

Bloxham has written, The project from which the book evolved originally intended to focus upon Turkish denial of the Armenian genocide, and Western acceptance of that denial. But it soon became clear that denial and its accommodation could not be properly understood without knowledge of how the outside world related to the deeds of the Ottoman Empire during and immediately after the First World War [and that] it was impossible to explain this pattern of interaction between the Ottoman state and the Great Powers in the Armenian Question up to and during the genocide.

Source: NAASR-the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research Center

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