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Bread from StonesThe Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism$
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Keith David Watenpaugh

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520279308

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520279308.001.0001

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The Beginnings of the Humanitarian Era in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Beginnings of the Humanitarian Era in the Eastern Mediterranean

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(p.1) Chapter 1 The Beginnings of the Humanitarian Era in the Eastern Mediterranean
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Keith David Watenpaugh

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520279308.003.0001

This chapter provides a broad overview of the text, outlines the main arguments and defines terms and ideas used throughout the book, including the concept of the objects and subjects of humanitarianism. It situates the book within the existing historiography of relief, charity, humanitarian intervention, and development. And it explains the book’s larger relationship with the contested histories of human rights.

Keywords:   humanitarianism, humanitarian intervention, Islamic charity, human rights history, genocide theory

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