- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: December 2021
- Print publication year: 2021
- Online ISBN: 9781108689892
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108689892
Night on Earth is a broad-ranging account of international humanitarian programs in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Near East from 1918 to 1930. Davide Rodogno shows that international 'relief' and 'development' were intertwined long before the birth of the United Nations with humanitarians operating in a region devastated by war and famine and in which state sovereignty was deficient. Influenced by colonial motivations and ideologies these humanitarians attempted to reshape entire communities and nations through reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes. The book draws on the activities of a wide range of secular and religious organisations and philanthropic foundations in the US and Europe including the American Relief Administration, the American Red Cross, the Quakers, Save the Children, the Near East Relief, the American Women's Hospitals, the League of Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Michael Barnett - author of Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism
Peter Gatrell - author of The Unsettling of Europe: the Great Migration, 1945-the Present
Bertrand Taithe - author of The Charity Market and Humanitarianism in Britain and The Killer Trail
Laura Robson - author of The Politics of Mass Violence in the Middle East
Jay Winter - author of Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning
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