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Early Modern Literature in History

Early Modern Diplomacy, Theatre and Soft Power

The Making of Peace

Editors: Rivère de Carles, Nathalie (Ed.)

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  • - The book examines the discussion of diplomacy and soft power in the plays of Shakespeare and Cervantes and their English, French, Italian and German contemporaries.
  • - It provides an international cross-cultural focus on the negotiation of European political and confessional conflicts and the official and non-official strategies of appeasement.
  • - The strong international array of up-and-coming and established scholars in literature and diplomatic history investigates early modern diplomatic forms of preservation of a European entente in the wake of the emergence of the nation-state.
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About this book

This book explores the secret relations between theatre and diplomacy from the Tudors to the Treaty of Westphalia. It offers an original insight into the art of diplomacy in the 1580-1655 period through the prism of literature, theatre and material history.
Contributors investigate English, Italian and German plays of Renaissance theoretical texts on diplomacy, lifting the veil on the intimate relations between ambassadors and the artistic world and on theatre as an unexpected instrument of 'soft power'. The volume offers new approaches to understanding Early Modern diplomacy, which was a source of inspiration for Renaissance drama for Shakespeare and his European contemporaries, and contributed to fashion the aesthetic and the political ideas and practice of the Renaissance. 

About the authors

Nathalie Rivere de Carles is Reader in Early Modern English Drama at the University of Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, France. She authored chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy (2015) and in Shakespeare's Theatres and the Effects of Performance (2013); and is a contributing Textual Editor of the third edition of The Norton Shakespeare.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Poetics of Diplomatic Appeasement in the Early Modern Era

    Carles, Nathalie Rivère

    Pages 1-23

  • The Slumber of War: Diplomacy, Tragedy, and the Aesthetics of the Truce in Early Modern Europe

    Hampton, Timothy

    Pages 27-45

  • ‘Ces petits livres en françois de Messieurs les Hotmans’: Peacemaking in a/the European Family

    Goy-Blanquet, Dominique

    Pages 47-67

  • ‘Mediating Amicably’? The Birth of the Trauerspiel Out of the Letter of Westphalia

    Newman, Jane O.

    Pages 69-89

  • The Performative Power of Diplomatic Discourse in the Italian Tragedies Inspired by the Wars Against the Turks

    Cimmieri, Valeria

    Pages 93-112

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eBook ¥10,107
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43693-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover ¥12,635
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43692-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Modern Diplomacy, Theatre and Soft Power
Book Subtitle
The Making of Peace
Editors
  • Nathalie Rivère de Carles
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43693-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-43693-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43692-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 239
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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