Against massacre : humanitarian interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914 : the emergence of a European concept and international practice /

"Against Massacre looks at the rise of humanitarian intervention in the nineteenth century, from the fall of Napoleon to the First World War. Examining the concept from a historical perspective, Davide Rodogno explores the understudied cases of European interventions and noninterventions in the...

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Author / Creator:Rodogno, Davide, 1972- author.
Imprint:Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Description:1 online resource (x, 391 pages) : illustrations, maps
Language:English
Series:Human rights and crimes against humanity
Human rights and crimes against humanity.
Subject:Humanitarian assistance, European -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Humanitarian assistance, European -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Services.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- Turkey & Ottoman Empire.
Humanitarian assistance, European.
Humanitaire interventie.
Internationale betrekkingen.
Beeldvorming.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Turkey.
Osmaanse rijk.
Turkije.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11120308
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ISBN:9781400840014
1400840015
9780691151335
0691151334
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:"Against Massacre looks at the rise of humanitarian intervention in the nineteenth century, from the fall of Napoleon to the First World War. Examining the concept from a historical perspective, Davide Rodogno explores the understudied cases of European interventions and noninterventions in the Ottoman Empire and brings a new view to this international practice for the contemporary era. While it is commonly believed that humanitarian interventions are a fairly recent development, Rodogno demonstrates that almost two centuries ago an international community, under the aegis of certain European powers, claimed a moral and political right to intervene in other states' affairs to save strangers from massacre, atrocity, or extermination. On some occasions, these powers acted to protect fellow Christians when allegedly "uncivilized" states, like the Ottoman Empire, violated a "right to life." Exploring the political, legal, and moral status, as well as European perceptions, of the Ottoman Empire, Rodogno investigates the reasons that were put forward to exclude the Ottomans from the so-called Family of Nations. He considers the claims and mixed motives of intervening states for aiding humanity, the relationship between public outcry and state action or inaction, and the bias and selectiveness of governments and campaigners. An original account of humanitarian interventions some two centuries ago, Against Massacre investigates the varied consequences of European involvement in the Ottoman Empire and the lessons that can be learned for similar actions today"--Provided by publisher.
Other form:Print version: Rodogno, Davide, 1972- Against massacre. Princeton, N.J : Princeton University Press, ©2012 0691151334
Standard no.:9786613303288