Defending the Rights of Others: The Great Powers, the Jews, and International Minority Protection, 1878-1938

Defending the Rights of Others: The Great Powers, the Jews, and International Minority Protection, 1878-1938

by Carole Fink
ISBN-10:
0521029945
ISBN-13:
2900521029949
Pub. Date:
08/28/2006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Defending the Rights of Others: The Great Powers, the Jews, and International Minority Protection, 1878-1938

Statesmen and scholars were inspired by a period after World War I (when the victors devised Minority Treaties for the new and expanded states of Eastern Europe) at the time that the Cold War ended between 1989-1991. This book is the first study of that period--between 1878 and 1938--when the Great Powers established a system of external supervision to reduce the threats in Europe's most volatile regions of Irredentism, persecution, and uncontrolled waves of westward migration. It is a study of the strengths and weaknesses of an early state of international human rights diplomacy as practiced by rival and often-uninformed Western political leaders, ardent but divided Jewish advocates, and aggressive state minority champions, in the tumultuous age of nationalism and imperialism, Bolshevism and fascism between Bismarck and Hitler.

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ISBN-13: 2900521029949
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Carole Fink is the Professor of European History at the Ohio State University. She has written several books, including The Genoa Conference: European Diplomacy, 1921�2 (1984), which was awarded the George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association, and Marc Bloch: A Life in History (Cambridge University Press, 1989), which has been translated into five languages.

Table of Contents

List of maps; List of photographs; Preface; Abbreviations; A note on place and personal names; Part I. From Empires to New States: 1. Prologue: the Congress of Berlin; 2. Bucharest, August 1913; 3. The Great War; 4. Lemberg; Part II. The Minority Treaties: 5. Paris; 6. Pinsk; 7. May; 8. The 'Little Versailles'; Part III. A New Era of Minority Rights?: 9. Geneva; 10. Berlin; 11. Epilogue: the road to Munich; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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