A History of Diplomacy by Jeremy BlackA History of Diplomacy by Jeremy Black

A History of Diplomacy

byJeremy Black

Paperback | July 15, 2011

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In A History of Diplomacy, historian Jeremy Black investigates how a form of courtly negotiation and information-gathering in the early modern period developed through increasing globalization into a world-shaping force in twenty-first-century politics. The monarchic systems of the sixteenth century gave way to the colonial development of European nations—which in turn were shaken by the revolutions of the eighteenth century—the rise and progression of multiple global interests led to the establishment of the modern-day international embassy system. In this detailed and engaging study of the ever-changing role of international relations, the aims, achievements, and failures of foreign diplomacy are presented along with their complete historical and cultural background.

Jeremy Black is professor of history at the University of Exeter. He is the author of more than eighty books, including Maps and Politics, Why Wars Happen, War since 1945, Britain since the Seventies, and Altered States: America since the Sixties, all published by Reaktion Books.
Title:A History of DiplomacyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:July 15, 2011Publisher:Reaktion BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1861898312

ISBN - 13:9781861898319

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Table of Contents



One      1450–1600

Two     1600–1690

Three   1690–1775

Four     1775–1815

Five     1815–1900

Six       1900–1970

Seven  1970 to the Present

Conclusions: The Future



Selected Further Reading