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Roberta Anderson, Laura Oliván Santaliestra, Suna Suner (eds.): Gender and Diplomacy. Women and Men in European Embassies from the 15th to the 18th Century, Wien: Hollitzer Verlag, 2021 (Diplomatica 2), 496 pages, 17 x 24 cm, Italian | English | Portuguese, Hardcover

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Roberta Anderson , Laura Oliván Santaliestra , Suna Suner

Gender and Diplomacy

Women and Men in European Embassies from the 15th to the 18th Century

The book series Diplomatica of the Don Juan Archiv Wien researches cultural aspects of diplomacy and diplomatic history up to the nineteenth century. This second volume of the series features the proceedings of the Don Juan Archiv’s symposium organized in March 2016 in cooperation with the University of Vienna and Stvdivm Faesvlancm to discuss the topic of gender from a diplomatic-historical perspective, addressing questions of where women and men were positioned in the diplomacy of the early modern world. Gender might not always be the first topic that comes to mind when discussing international relations, but it has a considerable  bearing on diplomatic issues. Scholars have not left this field of research unexplored, with a widening corpus of texts discussing modern diplomacy and gender. Women appear regularly in diplomatic contexts. As for the early modern world, ambassadorial positions were monopolized by men, yet women could and did perform diplomatic roles, both officially and unofficially. This is where the main focus of this volume lies. It features  sixteen contributions in the following four “acts”: Women as Diplomatic Actors, The Diplomacy of Queens, The Birth of the Ambassadress, and Stages for Male Diplomacy.

INHALT

INTRODUCTION

Prologue: A Painting
LAURA OLIVÁN SANTALIESTRA (GRANADA)

Editorial to the Volume
ROBERTA ANDERSON (BATH) AND SUNA SUNER (VIENNA)

 

PART I
WOMEN AS DIPLOMATIC ACTORS

Splendid Women in the Diplomacy of Juan Antonio de Vera (1583–1658),
Ambassador of the Catholic King Philip IV
MARÍA CONCEPCIÓN GUTIÉRREZ REDONDO (MADRID)

Key Role Figures in the Diplomatic Network:
Women as Intermediaries for the Ambassador of Lucca at the Court
of the Queen Gobernadora Mariana of Austria (1662–1674)
ANNALISA BIAGIANTI (PISA)

Women’s Place in Diplomacy through the French Diplomatic
Correspondences of the Early Seventeenth Century
CAMILLE DESENCLOS (MULHAUS, UPPER ALSACE)

The Role of Women in Louis XIV’s Relationship with
the Gonzaga-Nevers di Mantova between 1665 and 1691
JOHN CONDREN (OXFORD)

 

PART II
DIPLOMACY OF QUEENS

Sir Henry Unton (c.1558–1596), Elizabeth I (r.1558–1603)
and Chivalric Diplomacy
TRACEY A. SOWERBY (OXFORD)

A Bridegroom for Elizabeth:
Diplomatic Negotiations for the Marriage
of Princess Elizabeth, 1610–1613
ROBERTA ANDERSON (BATH)

Consequences of the Dynastic Crises of the Seventeenth Century
in the Matrimonial Market and Their Inf luence in the European
International Policy: The Case of Maria Anna of Neuburg (1667–1740)
ROCÍO MARTÍNEZ LÓPEZ (MADRID)

 

PART III
THE BIRTH OF THE AMBASSADRESS

Who was the Embajadora?
Concept, Treatises and Examples (1580–1674)
LAURA OLIVÁN SANTALIESTRA (GRANADA)

The Imperial Ambassador and His Spouse at the Theatre:
The Rhetoric of Diplomacy on Calderón’s Stage and
in Count Pötting’s Diary (1663–1674)
WOLFRAM AICHINGER (VIENNA)

Count Andrei Matveev and His Wives in Petrine
Diplomatic Practice (1682–1725)
EKATERINA DOMNINA (MOSCOW)

Ernestine Aloysia von Weissenwolff, contessa Durazzo (1732–1794):
Riflessioni per una ricostruzione biografica
ARMANDO FABIO IVALDI (GENEVA – PARIS)

A Spanish Ambassadress in Rome:
Doña Leonor de Melo, Marchioness of Castel Rodrigo (1632–1641)
DAVID GARCÍA CUETO (GRANADA)

Court Lady – Ambassadress – Vicereine:
The Life and Career of Maria Ernestine Countess Harrach
(Née Dietrichstein, Widowed Gallas, 1683–1745)
PIA WALLNIG (VIENNA)

 

PART IV
STAGES FOR MALE DIPLOMACY

“Cloth and Colour Makes an Honourable Man”:
The Role of Dress in the Identity Construction of the
French Ambassador François de Noailles in Venice (1557–1561)
LAURA MESOTTEN (LEUVEN)

A Turk at the Court of the Planet King:
Political and Sociocultural Controversies
of an Ottoman Embassy to Madrid (1649–1650)
LUIS TERCERO CASADO (VIENNA)

The Embassy of Seyyid Ali Efendi to France (1797–1802):
The Impressions of an Ottoman Diplomat on European Culture
through his Sefâretnâme
OSMAN NİHAT BİŞGİN (ISTANBUL)

 

APPENDIX

Names

Places

Curricula Vitae