By Catherine Fletcher

international relations in Renaissance Rome is an research of Renaissance international relations in perform. offering the 1st book-length research of this topic for sixty years, Catherine Fletcher considerably complements our realizing of the envoy's function in this pivotal interval for the improvement of international relations. Uniting wealthy yet hitherto unexploited archival assets with contemporary insights from social and cultural background, Fletcher argues for the centrality of the papal courtroom - and town of Rome - within the formation of the trendy eu diplomatic method. The ebook addresses issues akin to the political context from the go back of the popes to Rome, the 1454 Peace of Lodi and after 1494 the Italian Wars; the assimilation of ambassadors into the ceremonial international; the prescriptive literature; developments within the body of workers of international relations; an exploration of shuttle and verbal exchange practices; the town of Rome as an area for international relations; and the realm of gift-giving.

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