The Phoenix of Colonial War: Race, the Laws of War, and the ‘Horror on the Rhine’

@article{Giladi2017ThePO,
  title={The Phoenix of Colonial War: Race, the Laws of War, and the ‘Horror on the Rhine’},
  author={Rotem Giladi},
  journal={Leiden Journal of International Law},
  year={2017},
  volume={30},
  pages={847 - 875}
}
  • Rotem Giladi
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
Abstract The article explores the demise of the ‘colonial war’ category through the employment of French colonial troops, under the 1918 armistice, to occupy the German Rhineland. It traces the prevalence of – and the anxieties underpinning – antebellum doctrine on using ‘Barbarous Forces’ in ‘European’ war. It then records the silence of postbellum scholars on the ‘horror on the Rhine’ – orchestrated allegations of rape framed in racialized terms of humanity and the requirements of the law of… Expand
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