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Diplomacy and early modern culture

Diplomacy and early modern culture

Adams, Robyn; Cox, Rosanna

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Robyn Adams, Rosanna Cox
ISBN: 0230239765, 9780230239760
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 208 p.
Series: Early modern literature in history
Subject: Espionage; Diplomacy; Politics and Government.; Secret service; Diplomacy History 17th century.; Diplomacy History 16th century.
Series Title: Early modern literature in history.


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

Author note

NADINE AKKERMAN Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands

STEPHEN ALFORD Lecturer in Tudor History, University of Cambridge, UK

PETER BARBER Head of Map Collections, British Library, UK

HANNAH J. CRAWFORTH PhD candidate at Princeton University, USA

JAMES DAYBELL Reader in Early Modern History at the University of Plymouth, UK

JOANNA EASTWOOD PhD candidate at St John's College, University of Cambridge, UK

DAVID HUMPHREY Senior Researcher in the Department of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, London, UK

LISA JARDINE CBE Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, UK

MARK NETZLOFF Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

JASON POWELL Assistant Professor at St. Joseph's University, USA

ALAN STEWART Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, USA


"These subjects are impressively diverse...It is exciting that the history of diplomacy is being revisited in such new and

inventive ways." - Renaissance Quarterly