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Author Barnett, Michael N., 1960-

Title The empire of humanity : a history of humanitarianism / Michael Barnett
Published Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 296 pages) : illustrations
Contents Co-dependence : humanitarianism and the world -- The humanitarian big bang -- Saving slaves, sinners, savages, and societies -- Saving soldiers and civilians during war -- The new international -- Neo-humanitarianism -- Humanitarianism during wartime -- It's a humanitarian's world -- Armed for humanity -- Politics and anti-politics, or, The new paternalism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Humanitarian assistance -- History.
Humanitarian intervention -- History.
Humanitarianism -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010042042
ISBN 0801460611 (electronic bk.)
9780801460616 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)