ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

vrijdag 28 januari 2022

BOOK: Davide RODOGNO, Night on Earth: A History of International Humanitarianism in the Near East, 1918–1930 (Cambridge University Press, 2021)

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Book description:

Night on Earth is a broad-ranging account of international humanitarian programs in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Near East from 1918 to 1930. Davide Rodogno shows that international 'relief' and 'development' were intertwined long before the birth of the United Nations with humanitarians operating in a region devastated by war and famine and in which state sovereignty was deficient. Influenced by colonial motivations and ideologies these humanitarians attempted to reshape entire communities and nations through reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes. The book draws on the activities of a wide range of secular and religious organisations and philanthropic foundations in the US and Europe including the American Relief Administration, the American Red Cross, the Quakers, Save the Children, the Near East Relief, the American Women's Hospitals, the League of Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Table of Contents:

1. A Loose Configuration of Humanitarian Actors
2. From Repatriation to Resettlement of Ottoman Armenians: War, Diplomacy and the Mandate that Never Was
3. The Near East Relief
4. The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
5. Relief and Rehabilitation in Transcaucasia, 1919–1929
6. The American Red Cross in Jerusalem and Palestine, 1918–1921
7. International Humanitarian Actors in Beirut, Aleppo and Cilicia: Relief and Rehabilitation of Ottoman Armenians
8. The Revealing History of an Allied Fact-finding Mission in the Sea of Marmara and a Lone Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross
9. International Humanitarian Operations in Greece Before and After the Summer of 1922
10. Rehabilitation Without Relief: Seeking International Humanitarianism in Greece after 1923
11. The American Women's Hospitals from Marconissi Quarantine Island to Public Health Work
12. Modernization, Technical Assistance and Development avant la letter: The Near East Foundation

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