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'Le parfait Ambassadeur'. The theory and practice of diplomacy in the century following the Peace of Westphalia

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This thesis examines the theory of diplomacy in the formative phase of the European states-system. From the viewpoint of the discourse on the 'ideal ambassador', it explores early modern diplomacy as cultural history encompassing ideas, discourses, perceptions and 'codes'. The scope of study is the century following the Peace of Westphalia (1648), and three states and regions (France, Britain, the Holy Roman Empire) serve as case studies for a comparative approach of diplomatic theory and pra...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
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Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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ora:2881

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