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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
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Table of ContentsList 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.