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


  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521029940

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  • When the Cold War ended between 1989 and 1991, statesmen and scholars reached back to the period after World War I when the victors devised minority treaties for the new and expanded states of Eastern Europe. This book is a study of the entire 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 practised by rival and often uninformed Western political leaders, by ardent but divided Jewish advocates, and also by aggressive state minority champions, in the tumultuous age of nationalism and imperialism, bolshevism and fascism between Bismarck and Hitler.

    • Based on archival research in eleven countries
    • Presents several perspectives, including those of the great powers, the Jews and minority advocates, the governments with minorities, and Germany
    • Examines early period of human rights diplomacy
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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521029940
    • length: 452 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 153 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.623kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 6 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    List of photographs
    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

  • Author

    Carole Fink, Ohio State University
    Carole Fink is the Professor of European History at the Ohio State University. She has written several books, including The Genoa Conference: European Diplomacy, 1921–22 (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.

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