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From the Publisher"Humanitarian Intervention is both well-conceived and well-executed as an edited collection. The essays and editors’ remarks alike are integrated seamlessly, with enough contextual overlap to see the connections between chapters. Additionally, this book does not give the sense of a teleological ‘progress’ towards modern conceptions of intervention. Rather, the diversity of the contributions adds to the impression that in each case there were historically contingent decisions being made in response to local and international, as well as timely legal and moral understandings of humanitarian intervention."
Reviews in History
"One of Simms and Trim's expressed objectives is to show the 'rich and varied' history of humanitarian intervention, which is definitely achieved."
"… a rich and stimulating attempt to explain foreign intervention for humanitarian purposes."
English Historical Review
"… editors Brendan Simms and D. J. B. Trim have produced a critically important historical analysis of the policies, practices, and purposes of foreign intrusions in the affairs of other nations for humanitarian purposes from the 1500s to the present. … The single volume compilation is not exhaustive in its treatment, nor could it be, but its essays are historically and conceptually rich."
The Journal of World History
"The historic analysis is insightful yet targets certain issues within the intervention debate, which makes reading the book challenging and exciting …"
The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs