Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914 (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity)

Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914 (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity)

Davide Rodogno


Against Massacre seems to be on the upward push of humanitarian intervention within the 19th century, from the autumn of Napoleon to the 1st global battle. reading the concept that from a historic point of view, Davide Rodogno explores the understudied instances of eu interventions and noninterventions within the Ottoman Empire and brings a brand new view to this foreign perform for the modern era.

whereas it truly is normally believed that humanitarian interventions are a reasonably fresh improvement, Rodogno demonstrates that just about centuries in the past a global group, lower than the aegis of sure ecu powers, claimed an ethical and political correct to interfere in different states' affairs to save lots of strangers from bloodbath, atrocity, or extermination. On a few events, those powers acted to guard fellow Christians while allegedly "uncivilized" states, just like the Ottoman Empire, violated a "right to life." Exploring the political, criminal, and ethical prestige, in addition to ecu perceptions, of the Ottoman Empire, Rodogno investigates the explanations that have been recommend to exclude the Ottomans from the so-called family members of countries. He considers the claims and combined causes of intervening states for assisting humanity, the connection among public outcry and kingdom motion or state of no activity, and the unfairness and selectiveness of governments and campaigners.

An unique account of humanitarian interventions a few centuries in the past, Against Massacre investigates the numerous outcomes of ecu involvement within the Ottoman Empire and the teachings that may be realized for related activities today.

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