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Communication and Conflict: Italian Diplomacy in the Early Renaissance, 1350-1520

Isabella Lazzarini


Diplomacy has never been a politically neutral research field, even when it was confined to merely reconstructing the backgrounds of wars and revolutions. In the nineteenth century diplomacy became one of the backbones of the grand narrative of the building of the modern ‘nation-state’. Since then Renaissance Italy has been on the front-line of diplomatic research, but it is now high time to move on and draw up a new survey of Italian diplomacy. In opening up innovative approaches to the theme of Renaissance diplomacy, this book will sidestep the classic dichotomy between medieval and early mo ... More

Keywords: diplomacy, politics, negotiation, information, communication, political languages, Italy, Renaissance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198727415
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727415.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabella Lazzarini, author
Professor of medieval history, Università degli Studi del Molise