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Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide, Revised Edition, 2-Volume Set
  • Authored by: Leslie Alan Horvitz and Christopher Catherwood
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816080836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8083-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $150.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 04/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 364.1
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 712


Praise for the previous edition:
"...an excellent choice for public and academic libraries..."—Booklist

"...a well-compiled work and a good ready-reference source...Recommended."—Choice

"...in-depth coverage...Recommended."—Library Media Connection

Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide, Revised Edition examines the contemporary history of crimes against humanity, during both wartime and peacetime. With more than 500 entries, this two-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia covers a wide range of relevant topics, including human rights, war criminals, war crimes, examples of genocide, international organizations and international law concerning war crimes, and much more. This revised edition also includes updated information on recent human rights and war crime trials. The primary resources section contains documents that are vital to understanding this subject.

Coverage includes:

  • Amnesty International
  • Apartheid
  • Armenian genocide
  • Babi Yar
  • Klaus Barbie
  • Biological weapons
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cambodia
  • Collateral damage
  • Conflict diamonds
  • Darfur
  • François "Papa Doc" Duvalier
  • El Salvador
  • Executions
  • Freedom House
  • Geneva Conventions
  • Ghost prisoners
  • Gulags
  • Human Rights Convention
  • Saddam Hussein
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Kosovo
  • My Lai massacre
  • North Korea
  • Piracy and international law
  • Pol Pot
  • Rwanda
  • Shining Path
  • Slavery
  • Taliban
  • Desmond Tutu
  • War on terror
  • Simon Wiesenthal.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. In two volumes.

About the Author(s)

Leslie Alan Horvitz is a freelance writer, as well as the author or editor of many books, including Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC and The Quotable Scientist.

Christopher Catherwood is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and currently teaches at the University of Cambridge and the University of Richmond. His publications include Churchill's Folly: How Winston Churchill Created Iraq.

Reviews and Awards

"...a very good encyclopedia that introduces difficult topics with concise entries and useful bibliographies...recommended for high school and undergraduate collections."

American Reference Books Annual

"...a much needed resource for the high school audience...Recommended."

Library Media Connection

"...does a nice job of providing one-stop coverage of a hard-to-delineate area of study...will be appreciated in collections serving secondary-school and undergraduate college students."


"...useful...Solidly written and expansive in scope, these volumes are ideal for supporting honors world history curriculums and will fill a niche in public library collections."

School Library Journal

"...a well-produced work of reference which treats difficult subjects with authority and care...strongly recommended."

Reference Reviews

"...very well written...Recommended."


"A useful resource for anyone beginning research on human rights violations...valuable..."

Library Journal

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