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NCJ Number: 185658 Find in a Library
Title: Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment
Editor(s): Jonathan F. Vance
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 426
Sponsoring Agency: ABC-Clio, Inc
Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57607-068-9
Sale Source: ABC-Clio, Inc
P.O. Box 1911
130 Cremona Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911
United States of America
Type: Reference Material
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This encyclopedia presents nearly 300 entries that survey the history of prisoners of war and interned civilians from the earliest times to the present, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.
Abstract: The book explores such themes as famous prisoners of war throughout history, medical conditions, atrocities, escapes, international law, prisoner exchanges, organizations working on behalf of prisoners of war, and trials associated with the treatment of captives. Entries in the book were written by an international team of experts in the field of prisoner of war studies. The book features an introduction, end-of-entry reading suggestions, a bibliography, and an appendix of selected documents. It also includes maps, and an index. Photographs and illustrations
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): History of criminal justice; International criminal tribunals; International law; Political crimes; Political influences; Political offenders; Reference materials; War crimes
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