New book: Rebellion and Diplomacy in early modern Europe
Together with international colleagues, the former research group “Revolts as communicative events” (based at Konstanz University from 2013 to 2018) has created two edited volumes on different aspects of early modern uprisings and their cross-border perceptions.
In our second book project, entitled “Rebellion and Diplomacy in early modern Europe” and published with Routledge in June 2023, we consider the role of early modern diplomats in revolts and revolutions. Differentiating regional cultures of diplomatic agency and diplomatic reporting in early modern Europe, we show that arcane and public communication in times of crisis were not necessarily neatly separated. Diplomats did not only act as careful observers but shaped the course of events as spies, news publishers, historians and determined politicians.
Table of contents:
|Introduction||Monika Barget, David de Boer, Malte Griesse|
|Swedish Observations on the Fronde: Schering Rosenhane as Ambassador to the French Court||Malte Griesse|
|Enrique J. Corredera Nilsson|
|“The Hatred Which They Bear Towards Their Kings”: Hanoverian Perceptions of the Glorious Revolution||Monika Barget|
|Neighborhood Trouble: Popular Unrest and Expressions of Dissatisfaction in Diplomatic Reporting between Denmark and Sweden, 1622-1624||Miriam Rönnqvist and Nils Erik Villstrand|
|Diplomacy and Intervention: French Negotiators to the Rescue of Hungarians during the War of the Spanish Succession||Lucien Bély|
Afterword: Beyond Western Europe
While most chapters focus on the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Holy Roman Empire, France, Spain and Italy, the afterword mentions recent research in Russian and Ottoman revolt diplomacy, which could not be covered in our own book.
The editors and authors are looking forward to feedback and are happy to answer questions.
Please contact Monika Barget to get in touch with the team.