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Author Grubb, Amy E., 1980- author.

Title British responses to genocide : the British Foreign Office and humanitarianism in the Ottoman Empire, 1918-1923 / Amy E. Grubb and Elisabeth Hope Murray.

Publication Info. London ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    327.4105 GRU    In Cataloging
Description 185 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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Series Routledge studies in modern British history
Routledge studies in modern British history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1918-1919 -- 1920 -- 1921 -- 1922-1923.
Summary "This book examines British responses to genocide and atrocity in the Ottoman Empire during the aftermath of World War I. The authors analyze British humanitarianism and humanitarian intervention through the advice and policies of the Foreign Office and British government in London and the actions of Foreign Officers in the field. British understandings of humanitarianism at the time revolved around three key elements: good government, atrocity, and the refugee crises; this ideology of humanitarianism, however, was challenged by disputed policies of post-war politics and goals regarding the Near East. This resulted in limited intervention methods available to those on the ground but did not necessarily result in the forfeiture of the belief in humanitarianism amongst the local British officials charged with upholding it. This study shows that the tension between altruism and political gain weakened British power in the region, influencing the continuation of violence and repression long after the date most perceive as the cessation of WWI. The book is primarily aimed at scholars and researchers within the field; it is a research monograph and will be of greatest interest to scholars of genocide, British history, and refugee studies, as well as for activists and practitioners"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Great Britain. Foreign Office -- History -- 20th century.
Humanitarian assistance, British -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Genocide -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Diplomatic and consular service, British -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Turkey.
Turkey -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Added Author Murray, Elisabeth Hope, 1981- author.
ISBN 9780367409920 hardcover
0367409925 hardcover
9781032217345 paperback
1032217340 paperback
9780367810382 electronic book
9781000548334 electronic publication
9781000548297 electronic book

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