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Diplomacy and early modern culture

Author: Robyn Adams; Rosanna Cox
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2011], ©2011.
Series: Early modern literature in history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offering a fresh approach to the study of the figure of the diplomat in the early modern period, this collection of diverse readings of archival texts, objects and contexts contributes a new analysis of the spaces, activities and practices of the Renaissance embassy"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn Adams; Rosanna Cox
ISBN: 9780230239760 0230239765
OCLC Number: 694283177
Notes: "This volume began life after a three-day conference held at the University of Kent in collaboration with the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Queen Mary, University of London in 2008."
Description: xii, 200 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Robyn Adams and Rosana Cox --
1. 'Procure as many as you can and send them over': Cartographic Espionage and Cartographic Gifts in International Relations 1460-1760 / Peter Barber --
2. Scholars, Servants, Spies: William Weldon and William Swerder in England and Abroad / Jason Powell --
3. Some Elizabethan Spies in the Office of Sir Francis Walsingham / Stephen Alford --
4. A Most Secret Service: William Herle and the Circulation of Intelligence / Robyn Adams --
5. Sidney, Gentili, and the Poetics of Embassy / Joanna Craigwood --
6. Gender, Politics and Diplomacy: Women, News and Intelligence Networks in Elizabethan England / James Daybell --
7. Francis Bacon's Bi-literal Cipher and the Materiality of Early Modern Diplomatic Writing / Aalan Stewart --
8. Court Hieroglyphics: the Idea of the Cipher in Ben Jonson's Masques / Hannah J. Crawforth --
9. The Ambassador's Household: Sir Henry Wotton, Domesticity, and Diplomatic Writing / Mark Netzloff --
10. The Postmistress, The Diplomat, and a Black Chamber?: Alexandrine of Taxis, Sir Balthazar Gerbier and the Power of Postal Control / Nadine Akkerman.
Series Title: Early modern literature in history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Robyn Adams and Rosanna Cox ; foreword by Lisa Jardine.

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"These subjects are impressively diverse...It is exciting that the history of diplomacy is being revisited in such new andinventive ways." - Renaissance Quarterly

 
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