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| Genocide in prehistory, antiquity, and early modernity | Naming genocide: Raphael Lemkin | Defining genocide: The UN Convention | Bounding genocide: Comparative genocide studies | What is destroyed in genocide? | Multiple and overlapping identities | Dynamism and contingency | The question of genocidal intent | Contested cases of genocide | Is genocide ever justified? | Further study
| Introduction | Origins | The turn to mass murder | Debating the Holocaust |
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