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Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World

Tracey A. Sowerby and Joanna Craigwood


This interdisciplinary volume explores core emerging themes in the study of early modern literary-diplomatic relations, developing essential methods of analysis and theoretical approaches that will shape future research in the field. Contributions focus on three intimately related areas: the impact of diplomatic protocol on literary production; the role of texts in diplomatic practice, particularly those that operated as ‘textual ambassadors’; and the impact of changes in the literary sphere on diplomatic culture. The literary sphere held such a central place because it gave diplomats the tool ... More

Keywords: new diplomatic history, early modern literature, diplo-literary culture, translation, textual transmission, diplomatic moment, diplomatic documents

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198835691
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198835691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracey A. Sowerby, editor
Programme Director, European Scholars Programme and Faculty Member, History Faculty, University of Oxford

Joanna Craigwood, editor
Team Leader, Personal and Professional Development, HR Division, University of Cambridge

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