Diplomatic Theory from Machiavelli to Kissinger

  • Authors
  • G. R. Berridge
  • Maurice Keens-Soper
  • T. G. Otte

Part of the Studies in Diplomacy book series (STD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. G. R. Berridge, Maurice Keens-Soper, T. G. Otte
    Pages 1-6
  3. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 7-32
  4. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 33-49
  5. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 50-70
  6. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 71-87
  7. Maurice Keens-Soper
    Pages 88-105
  8. Maurice Keens-Soper
    Pages 106-124
  9. T. G. Otte
    Pages 125-150
  10. T. G. Otte
    Pages 151-180
  11. T. G. Otte
    Pages 181-210
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 211-216

About this book


This book offers an introductory guide for students to four centuries of diplomatic thought. Since diplomacy as we know it was created during the Renaissance in Italy, a number of major figures have reflected on the place of diplomacy in foreign affairs and the problems associated with its pursuit. These include statesmen, international lawyers and historians, most of whom had experience as diplomats of the first or second rank. This book examines the thought of some of the most important of them, from Niccolò Machiavelli in the early sixteenth century to Henry Kissinger in the late twentieth century.


Diplomacy Foreign affairs Italy Machiavelli state thought

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