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Trans-Imperial Familiarity: Ottoman Ambassadors in Eighteenth-century Vienna

Abstract : "Practices of Diplomacy in the Early Modern World" offers a new contribution to the ongoing reassessment of early modern international relations and diplomatic history. Divided into three parts, it provides an examination of diplomatic culture from the Renaissance into the eighteenth century and presents the development of diplomatic practices as more complex, multifarious and globally interconnected than the traditional state-focussed, national paradigm allows. The volume addresses three central and intertwined themes within early modern diplomacy: who and what could claim diplomatic agency and in what circumstances; the social and cultural contexts in which diplomacy was practised; and the role of material culture in diplomatic exchange. Together the chapters provide a broad geographical and chronological presentation of the development of diplomatic practices and, through a strong focus on the processes and significance of cultural exchanges between polities, demonstrate how it was possible for diplomats to negotiate the cultural codes of the courts to which they were sent.
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David Do Paco. Trans-Imperial Familiarity: Ottoman Ambassadors in Eighteenth-century Vienna. Tracey Sowerby; Jan Hennings. Practices of Diplomacy in the Early Modern World c.1410-1800, Routledge, pp.166 - 184, 2017, 9781138650633. ⟨hal-03208455⟩

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