Diana Mishkova, Centre for Advanced Study Sofia

There has been a drift of late to fathom the Balkans as a precursor of, and its history as anticipating, larger political trends in the rest of Europe and the world. This volume takes that trail in an unsuspected direction. As the articles gathered here suggest, the historian studying modern international law on national self-determination, nation-state formation, and minority rights must start first with the 1912–13 Balkan Wars and the 1914 Carnegie Report and only then seek reverberations in later twentieth-century institutional innovations on the European and global scale. The contributions to the volume, carried out with dexterity and insight, advance a coherent set of interpretations that throw into relief unexplored and hidden aspects of the making of international law and international organizations.
Reviewed book: 
Dietmar Müller
Stefan Troebst
$85.00 / €71.00 / £61.00