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Author Fletcher, Catherine, 1975- author.

Title Diplomacy in Renaissance Rome : the rise of the resident ambassador / Catherine Fletcher.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Frontmatter Dedication Contents List of figures Notes and abbreviations Introduction Part I -- Chronologies 1 -- Rome and the rise of resident diplomacy 2 -- Conceptualising the resident ambassador 3 -- The ritual world of the curia 4 -- The personnel of diplomacy Part II -- Themes 5 -- Information and communication 6 -- Locating diplomacy in the city of Rome 7 -- 'Those who give are not all generous': The world of gifts Conclusion Bibliography Index.
Summary Diplomacy in Renaissance Rome is an investigation of Renaissance diplomacy in practice. Presenting the first book-length study of this subject for sixty years, Catherine Fletcher substantially enhances our understanding of the envoy's role during this pivotal period for the development of diplomacy. Uniting rich but hitherto unexploited archival sources with recent insights from social and cultural history, Fletcher argues for the centrality of the papal court - and the city of Rome - in the formation of the modern European diplomatic system. The book addresses topics such as the political context from the return of the popes to Rome, the 1454 Peace of Lodi and after 1494 the Italian Wars; the assimilation of ambassadors into the ceremonial world; the prescriptive literature; trends in the personnel of diplomacy; an exploration of travel and communication practices; the city of Rome as a space for diplomacy; and the world of gift-giving-- Provided by Publisher.
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Subject Diplomacy -- History.
Diplomatic and consular service -- History.
Diplomatic and consular service, Papal States -- History.
Ambassadors -- Italy -- Papal States -- History.
Papacy -- History -- 1447-1565.
Papal courts.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Papal States.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Rome.
Rome (Italy) -- History -- 1420-1798.
Chronological Term 1420-1798
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781107107793 1107107792 (DLC) 2015014001 (OCoLC)909883538
ISBN 9781316256541 (electronic bk.)
1316256545 (electronic bk.)
9781316398807 (electronic bk.)
1316398803 (electronic bk.)
9781107107793 (hardback)
1107107792 (hardback)
9781107515789 (paperback)
1107515785 (paperback)