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Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914

Davide Rodogno


This book looks at the rise of humanitarian intervention in the nineteenth century, from the fall of Napoleon to World War I. Examining the concept from a historical perspective, the book 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, the book demonstrates that almost two centuries ago an international community, under the aegis of certain European powers, claimed a mor ... More

Keywords: humanitarian intervention, Europe, Ottoman Empire, massacre, atrocity, extermination, Family of Nations, humanity, state action, state inaction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691151335
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691151335.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Davide Rodogno, author
Graduate Institute of International Studies