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Published: 13 September 2018

300 Pages


ISBN: 9780198785415

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From Slaves to Prisoners of War

The Ottoman Empire, Russia, and International Law

Will Smiley

The History and Theory of International Law

  • Examines the origins of the concept of the "prisoner of war" in the Ottoman Empire, arguing that it had its origins in a series of conflicts with the Russian Empire
  • Tells the story of an alternate path to the rules of modern international law
  • Deepens our understanding of the eighteenth-century Ottoman Empire
  • Examines connections between the Middle East and Eurasia
  • Recenters the history of international relations and international law outside Europe
  • Offers a new perspective on the global history of slavery