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Davide Rodogno

of humanitarian actors has expanded, and it now includes articles and monographs on individuals and institutions, on secular and (to a lesser degree) faith-based institutions, on small organisations and powerful philanthropic foundations, on the Red Cross movement, but also on public opinion and media, on nation-states and empires. Fortunately, scholarly literature on the history of humanitarianism has been diverse and protean. Chronologies of humanitarianism have expanded. Different historians with different sensitivities have put forward their preferred genesis

in The Red Cross Movement
The American Red Cross in the last war of Cuban independence (1895–1898)
Francisco Javier Martínez

For a better understanding of Spanish modern and contemporary history and, in particular, of the history of its Red Cross Society and of the role of the Red Cross Movement in relation to Spain’s armed conflicts, it would be useful to consider this country’s position in the modern world as being transitional or intermediary. 1 By the nineteenth century, Spain had become a second-rate actor. Its metropolitan, European territory was ravaged by recurrent civil wars, a product of deeply rooted political, social and territorial tensions. Spain was also left aside

in The Red Cross Movement
Finding a role after the Second World War
Rosemary Cresswell

Limerick, Sylvia, concluded the introduction to the report by contextualising the International Red Cross Movement and the BRCS’s contribution to disaster relief, stating that ‘[l]ess publicised but just as valuable as the international work have been the countless first aid, nursing, welfare, training and fund-raising duties performed in Britain’. 77 Conclusion There were three key moments when the BRCS saw a need to re-emphasise and reframe the public message about its purpose in the third quarter of the twentieth century. In 1947, 1960 and 1974, the BRCS responded

in The Red Cross Movement