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The Ambassadors : Thinking about Diplomacy from Machiavelli to Modern Times

The Ambassadors : Thinking about Diplomacy from Machiavelli to Modern Times

Publisher : Orion Publishing Co
SKU: 9781780228365
R 301,75
Diplomacy in the West from Richelieu to Kissinger: the great diplomats of history and what their achievements tell us about the most important issues of our time
October, 2021
History does not run in straight lines. Instead of inevitable progress, what we get is more often false starts, blind alleys, random events, good intentions that go wrong. Robert Cooper's incisive and elegant book is therefore not a continuous diplomatic history. Richelieu and Mazarin inhabited a 16th-century world we can hardly imagine today, but it is from their time that we can begin to see the outline of today's Europe. The Ambassadors includes a brilliant analysis of the people who built the Western side of the Cold War. Henry Kissinger is a pivotal figure in the post-war world, and his story is in some ways typical: he failed in his most important aims and succeeded in ways he never expected. Robert Cooper's pieces together history and considers the illuminating fragments it leaves behind.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781780228365
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Contributor By (author) Robert Cooper
Publication Date 2021-09-02
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 576
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 41
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History does not run in straight lines. Instead of inevitable progress, what we get is more often false starts, blind alleys, random events, good intentions that go wrong. Robert Cooper's incisive and elegant book is therefore not a continuous diplomatic history. Richelieu and Mazarin inhabited a 16th-century world we can hardly imagine today, but it is from their time that we can begin to see the outline of today's Europe. The Ambassadors includes a brilliant analysis of the people who built the Western side of the Cold War. Henry Kissinger is a pivotal figure in the post-war world, and his story is in some ways typical: he failed in his most important aims and succeeded in ways he never expected. Robert Cooper's pieces together history and considers the illuminating fragments it leaves behind.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781780228365
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Contributor By (author) Robert Cooper
Publication Date 2021-09-02
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 576
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 41
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