Diplomacy And Early Modern Culture

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

EditorRobyn Adams, Rosanna Cox

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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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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.

ROBYN ADAMS Senior Research Officer at the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She has published articles which focus on intelligencers in the sixteenth century in Historical Research and Huntington Library Quarterly. She is also the editor of two online letter editions, The Letters of William...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.92 × 5.63 × 0.7 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword; L.Jardine
Introduction; R.Adams& R.Cox
'Procure as many as you can and send them over': Cartographic Espionage and Cartographic Gifts in International Relations 1460-1760; P.Barber
Scholars, Servants, Spies: William Weldon and William Swerder in England and Abroad; J.Powell
Some Elizabethan Spies in the Office of Sir Francis Walsingham; S.Alford
A Most Secret Service: William Herle and the Circulation of Intelligence; R.Adams
Sidney, Gentili, and the Poetics of Embassy; J.Craigwood
Gender, Politics and Diplomacy: Women, News and Intelligence Networks in Elizabethan England; J.Daybell
Francis Bacon's Bi-literal Cipher and the Materiality of Early Modern Diplomatic Writing; A.Stewart
Court Hieroglyphics: The Idea of the Cipher in Ben Jonson's Masques; H.J.Crawforth
The Ambassador's Household: Sir Henry Wotton, Domesticity, and Diplomatic Writing; M.Netzloff
The Postmistress, The Diplomat, and a Black Chamber?: Alexandrine of Taxis, Sir Balthazar Gerbier and the Power of Postal Control; N.Akkerman
Index