9781861898319

A History of Diplomacy

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  • ISBN13:

    9781861898319

  • ISBN10:

    1861898312

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-07-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

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.

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