The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

EditorCharles BeembyCharles Beem

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This collection brings together provocative essays examining various facets of Elizabethan foreign affairs, encompassing England and The British Isles, continental Europe, and the Islamic world. As an entirely domestic queen who never physically left her realm, Elizabeth I cast an inordinately large shadow internationally. The essays in this volume collectively reveal a ruler and her kingdom more connected and integrated into the wider world than is usually acknowledged in conventional studies of Elizabethan foreign affairs.

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This collection brings together provocative essays examining various facets of Elizabethan foreign affairs, encompassing England and The British Isles, continental Europe, and the Islamic world. As an entirely domestic queen who never physically left her realm, Elizabeth I cast an inordinately large shadow internationally. The essays i...

Charles Beem is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke, and the author of the Palgrave titles The Lioness Roared and The Royal Minorities of Early Modern England.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.92 × 5.66 × 0.76 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230112145

ISBN - 13:9780230112148

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SECTION ONE:  BRITAIN * Why Elizabeth Never Left England--Charles Beem and Carole Levin * Princess Cecilia’s Visitation To England, 1565-66-- Nathan Martin * The “Song On Queen Elizabeth”:  Coins, Clocks And The Stuff Of Political Satire In Dublin, 1560--B.R. Siegfried * SECTION TWO:  EUROPE * Disgust, Lamentation, And Reconciliation:  Queen Elizabeth’s Mixed Reaction To The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre--Nathan Probasco * The Tsar And The Queen:  You Speak A Language That I Understand Not--Anna Riehl Bertolet * Elizabeth Amongst The Pirates:  Gender And The Politics Of Piracy In Thomas Heywood’s Fair Maid Of The West, Part 1.--Claire Jowitt--SECTION THREE:  ISLAM * Elizabeth Through Moroccan Eyes--Nabil Matar *

Elizabeth I and Persian Exchanges--Bernadette Andrea * Elizabeth And India--Nandini Das

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"Why did Elizabeth I never leave England, and what diplomatic issues did this fact of her monarchy create? The nimble essays collected in this volume ponder the condition of a thoroughly domesticated monarch in foreign contexts and are divided into three parts, each addressing one area of the diplomatic arena. . . . Scholars and graduate students interested in the emergent global presence of England at the close of Elizabeth's reign would benefit from this volume. The essays would also be useful for assignment to upper division undergraduates to stimulate engagement with notions of early modern gender and of emergent economies and commerce, as well as political economy." - Journal of British Studies "Charles Beem has brought together an interesting and diverse collection of essays [. . .] this is a very valuable work." - Sixteenth Century Journal "Covering a wide range of topics - from Elizabeth I's exchanges with the rulers of Morocco, Persia, and Russia to the representation of piracy on the English stage - this collection of essays offers fresh and lively perspectives on the queen's diplomacy and England's foreign relations. The authors do a fine job of integrating issues of gender with England's commercial and strategic interests." - Susan Doran, Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in History at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford "This is one of the most interesting books on Elizabeth I's international relations to appear for some time. It introduces new material and takes our view of the Elizabethan regime's diplomacy and cultural relations well beyond Europe, where enquiries to date have largely been contained. The book opens a dialogue between the traditionally separate spheres of foreign and domestic policy-making, offering new and interesting perspectives on the importance of domestic public opinion, commercial imperatives and works of literature" - Glenn Richardson, Reader in Early-Modern History, St Mary's University College, UK