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Author Hennings, Jan, author.

Title Russia and courtly Europe : ritual and the culture of diplomacy, 1648-1725 / Jan Hennings (Central European University).

Published Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  327.470409032 HENN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 297 pages ; 24 cm.
Series New studies in European history.
New studies in European history.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-291) and index.
Contents Barbaric ceremonies? : Russia's places in early modern diplomacy -- Facts and fictions : the organisation of diplomatic practice -- Through the prism of ritual : Anglo-Russian encounters in the seventeenth century -- Stage and audience : the Russian Grand Embassy to Vienna in 1698 and Peter I visit to Paris in 1717 -- From insult to imperator : changes and continuities in the reign of Peter I.
Summary "In this new book on early modern diplomacy, Jan Hennings explores the relationship between European powers and Russia beyond the conventional East-West divide from the Peace of Westphalia to the reign of Peter the Great. He examines how, at a moment of new departure in both Europe and Russia, the norms shaping diplomatic practice emerged from the complex relations and direct encounters within the world of princely courts rather than from incompatible political cultures. He makes clear the connections between dynastic representation, politics and foreign relations and shows that Russia, despite its perceived isolation and cultural distinctiveness, participated in the developments and transformations that were taking place more broadly in diplomacy. The central themes of this study are the interlocking manifestations of social hierarchy, monarchical honour and sovereign status in both text and ritual. Related issues of diplomatic customs, institutional structures, personnel, negotiation practice, international law, and the question of cultural transfer, also figure prominently"--
Subject Diplomacy -- History -- 17th century.
Diplomacy -- History -- 18th century.
Political customs and rites -- Europe -- History.
Political customs and rites -- Russia -- History.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Russia.
Russia -- Foreign relations -- Europe.
Europe -- Kings and rulers -- History.
Russia -- Kings and rulers -- History.
Europe -- Court and courtiers -- History.
Russia -- Court and courtiers -- History.
ISBN 9781107050594 (hbk.) £64.99