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Author Lazzarini, Isabella.
Title Communication and conflict [electronic resource] : Italian diplomacy in the early Renaissance, 1350-1520 / Isabella Lazzarini.
Publication Info Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition First edition.



Descript ix, 326 pages ; 24 cm.
Edition First edition.
Contents Introduction : Diplomacy and the "genèse de l'État moderne" -- Renaissance Italy. Part 1 The framework : 1 The political geography of Italian diplomacy : Diplomatic interactions -- Identities and chronologies -- Spheres of activity: Italy and beyond -- Concluding remarks: Praxis and late developments. 2 The polygenesis of diplomacy and the trajectories of change : Patterns -- A polygenetic model: formal diplomatic assignments -- merchants -- Papal legates, nuntii, collectors -- The chronology of diplomatic change -- Concluding remarks: flexibility and models. 3 Sources for the study of diplomacy : Letters and other representations -- Records -- Narratives -- Laws and rules -- Concluding remarks: images and perceptions. Part 2 Diplomacy as a political action : 4 Information : The value of information -- Control and manipulation -- Information networks -- Information-gathering, ordering, and transmission: the techniques -- Concluding remarks: information and anxiety. 5 Negotiation : Old and new meanings -- General aims and daily practices -- Roles and patterns of interaction -- Concluding remarks: the documentary lenses. 6 Communication : Communication in diplomacy -- Communication networks -- A web of words -- Concluding remarks: controlling conflict, "thinking" about politics. Part 3 Diplomacy as a practice : 7 Diplomatic agents: an open social field : An open social field -- Ambassadors -- Occasional diplomats -- The gendered face of diplomacy -- Concluding remarks: a reciprocal duty. 8 Forms, actions, and rituals : Forms, actions, and rituals of diplomatic interactions -- FOrms and practices of diplomacy -- Ritual and hierarchy -- Concluding remarks: the obsession with secrecy. 9 The spaces of diplomacy : the political and physical spaces of diplomacy -- The spatial geography of interactions -- Cities and countryside: the spaces of diplomacy -- Concluding remarks: a world on stage? Part 4 Diplomacy as a political language and a cultural process : 10 The forms of diplomatic communication : Forms and codes: speaking, reading, actions, writing -- Speaking and reading -- Actions -- Writing -- Concluding remarks: the records' memory. 11 Argument and emotion : Argument and emotion: performative codes and the transformative power of words -- Argumentative strategies over time -- The words and scripts of emotions -- Concluding remarks: constative, performative, or transformative? 12 Languages, Lexeis, and exchanges : Transfers -- Languages -- Lexeis -- Exchanges -- Concluding remarks: the ultimate exchange. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
Note .
ISBN 9780198727415 (hbk.)
0198727410 (hbk.)
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Author Lazzarini, Isabella.
Series Oxford studies in medieval European history
Oxford studies in medieval European history.
Subject Italy -- Foreign relations -- 1268-1492.
Italy -- Foreign relations -- 1492-1559.
Descript ix, 326 pages ; 24 cm.
Edition First edition.
Contents Introduction : Diplomacy and the "genèse de l'État moderne" -- Renaissance Italy. Part 1 The framework : 1 The political geography of Italian diplomacy : Diplomatic interactions -- Identities and chronologies -- Spheres of activity: Italy and beyond -- Concluding remarks: Praxis and late developments. 2 The polygenesis of diplomacy and the trajectories of change : Patterns -- A polygenetic model: formal diplomatic assignments -- merchants -- Papal legates, nuntii, collectors -- The chronology of diplomatic change -- Concluding remarks: flexibility and models. 3 Sources for the study of diplomacy : Letters and other representations -- Records -- Narratives -- Laws and rules -- Concluding remarks: images and perceptions. Part 2 Diplomacy as a political action : 4 Information : The value of information -- Control and manipulation -- Information networks -- Information-gathering, ordering, and transmission: the techniques -- Concluding remarks: information and anxiety. 5 Negotiation : Old and new meanings -- General aims and daily practices -- Roles and patterns of interaction -- Concluding remarks: the documentary lenses. 6 Communication : Communication in diplomacy -- Communication networks -- A web of words -- Concluding remarks: controlling conflict, "thinking" about politics. Part 3 Diplomacy as a practice : 7 Diplomatic agents: an open social field : An open social field -- Ambassadors -- Occasional diplomats -- The gendered face of diplomacy -- Concluding remarks: a reciprocal duty. 8 Forms, actions, and rituals : Forms, actions, and rituals of diplomatic interactions -- FOrms and practices of diplomacy -- Ritual and hierarchy -- Concluding remarks: the obsession with secrecy. 9 The spaces of diplomacy : the political and physical spaces of diplomacy -- The spatial geography of interactions -- Cities and countryside: the spaces of diplomacy -- Concluding remarks: a world on stage? Part 4 Diplomacy as a political language and a cultural process : 10 The forms of diplomatic communication : Forms and codes: speaking, reading, actions, writing -- Speaking and reading -- Actions -- Writing -- Concluding remarks: the records' memory. 11 Argument and emotion : Argument and emotion: performative codes and the transformative power of words -- Argumentative strategies over time -- The words and scripts of emotions -- Concluding remarks: constative, performative, or transformative? 12 Languages, Lexeis, and exchanges : Transfers -- Languages -- Lexeis -- Exchanges -- Concluding remarks: the ultimate exchange. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
Note .
ISBN 9780198727415 (hbk.)
0198727410 (hbk.)
Author Lazzarini, Isabella.
Series Oxford studies in medieval European history
Oxford studies in medieval European history.
Subject Italy -- Foreign relations -- 1268-1492.
Italy -- Foreign relations -- 1492-1559.

Subject Italy -- Foreign relations -- 1268-1492.
Italy -- Foreign relations -- 1492-1559.
Descript ix, 326 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents Introduction : Diplomacy and the "genèse de l'État moderne" -- Renaissance Italy. Part 1 The framework : 1 The political geography of Italian diplomacy : Diplomatic interactions -- Identities and chronologies -- Spheres of activity: Italy and beyond -- Concluding remarks: Praxis and late developments. 2 The polygenesis of diplomacy and the trajectories of change : Patterns -- A polygenetic model: formal diplomatic assignments -- merchants -- Papal legates, nuntii, collectors -- The chronology of diplomatic change -- Concluding remarks: flexibility and models. 3 Sources for the study of diplomacy : Letters and other representations -- Records -- Narratives -- Laws and rules -- Concluding remarks: images and perceptions. Part 2 Diplomacy as a political action : 4 Information : The value of information -- Control and manipulation -- Information networks -- Information-gathering, ordering, and transmission: the techniques -- Concluding remarks: information and anxiety. 5 Negotiation : Old and new meanings -- General aims and daily practices -- Roles and patterns of interaction -- Concluding remarks: the documentary lenses. 6 Communication : Communication in diplomacy -- Communication networks -- A web of words -- Concluding remarks: controlling conflict, "thinking" about politics. Part 3 Diplomacy as a practice : 7 Diplomatic agents: an open social field : An open social field -- Ambassadors -- Occasional diplomats -- The gendered face of diplomacy -- Concluding remarks: a reciprocal duty. 8 Forms, actions, and rituals : Forms, actions, and rituals of diplomatic interactions -- FOrms and practices of diplomacy -- Ritual and hierarchy -- Concluding remarks: the obsession with secrecy. 9 The spaces of diplomacy : the political and physical spaces of diplomacy -- The spatial geography of interactions -- Cities and countryside: the spaces of diplomacy -- Concluding remarks: a world on stage? Part 4 Diplomacy as a political language and a cultural process : 10 The forms of diplomatic communication : Forms and codes: speaking, reading, actions, writing -- Speaking and reading -- Actions -- Writing -- Concluding remarks: the records' memory. 11 Argument and emotion : Argument and emotion: performative codes and the transformative power of words -- Argumentative strategies over time -- The words and scripts of emotions -- Concluding remarks: constative, performative, or transformative? 12 Languages, Lexeis, and exchanges : Transfers -- Languages -- Lexeis -- Exchanges -- Concluding remarks: the ultimate exchange. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
Note .
ISBN 9780198727415 (hbk.)
0198727410 (hbk.)

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