The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66 (Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity #29) (Paperback)

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This is book number 29 in the Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity series.

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The definitive account of one of the twentieth century's most brutal, yet least examined, episodes of genocide and detention

The Killing Season explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century-the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965-66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention. An expert in modern Indonesian history, genocide, and human rights, Geoffrey Robinson sets out to account for this violence and to end the troubling silence surrounding it. In doing so, he sheds new light on broad, enduring historical questions. How do we account for instances of systematic mass killing and detention? Why are some of these crimes remembered and punished, while others are forgotten? Based on a rich body of primary and secondary sources, The Killing Season is the definitive account of a pivotal period in Indonesian history.

About the Author


Geoffrey B. Robinson is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include The Dark Side of Paradise and "If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die" (Princeton).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780691196497
ISBN-10: 0691196494
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity