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Figurational account of early modern diplomacy

Posted on by Colin Keaveney

Dear list members,

Can someone point me to studies of early modern diplomacy that take a figurational approach or that might facilitate such an approach (i.e. account of state formation combined with the redefinition of the ambassador’s function etc.).

Case studies of particular courts are also of interest to me in this regard.

I have already consulted some sources: Mattingly, Picavet, Bély, Roosen etc.

I can read works in French, German, and Spanish.

Many thanks!

Colin Keaveney
Department of French and Italian
Los Angeles, CA 90089