Diplomacy and Early Modern Culture (Early Modern Literature by Robyn Adams, Rosanna Cox

By Robyn Adams, Rosanna Cox

Supplying a clean method of the research of the determine of the diplomat within the early smooth interval, this selection of assorted readings of archival texts, items and contexts contributes a brand new research of the areas, actions and practices of the Renaissance embassy.

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15 Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries atlases were common diplomatic gifts. They were particular specialities of the Venetians in the sixteenth century and of the Dutch in the next and, from about 1700, of the French, reflecting the special pride which each took in the quality of their cartography. 17 The case with Venetian atlases was different. Their atlases were manuscript and their cartographers specialized in including information about the latest discoveries made by others and notably the Portuguese.

H. Adams & G. W. Karrow (1993) Mapmakers of the Sixteenth Century and their Maps (Chicago: Speculum Orbis) pp. 435–43. As well as preparing some manuscript charts soon after 1547, Nicolay engraved and published a printed version at the end of his career in 1583. Henri II was to plant another cartographer, this time as tutor to the children of the English governor of Calais, in 1558, who managed to map the fortifications leading a few months later to the town’s capture by French forces (Woodward 2007, p.

However, this letter from Swerder to Audley, dated 4 April 1540, focuses principally upon ‘thes gentyllmen your scolers’ who Swerder was ‘husbandyng’ on Audley’s behalf. He notes that he had received on 2 April ‘a lettre of banke for thes your Gentyllmen of a hondreth crownes. whiche the banker hathe promysyd to paye wyth yn thes ii dayes’. Elsewhere, he refers to ‘the chylderns inclynatyon and desyer homewarde’ to England and ‘theyr towardenes yn lernynge, and the frenche tonge, and the spendyng of theyr tyme’ in Swerder’s ‘pore tuycyon’.

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