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Brigham Young University, Provo (Provo, UT 84602)
DeLamar Jensen (Project Director: June 1970 to present)

Theory and Practice of Early Modern Diplomacy

Systematic analysis of the principal diplomatic documents of the 16th and early 17th centuries in Italy, France, England, Austria and Spain, in order to reconstruct more accurately the international relations of that period; to discover and evaluate the operational theories of international diplomacy and actual practice. Because of the important nature of diplomatic negotiations in this foundation period of international relations and law, when present nation-states were first coming into existence, a study of correspondence, diplomatic philosopy or philosophies and diplomatic practice will help to clarify the nature of international relations; the intermotivation and obligation, and the objective interests of the European states. Period was an age when diplomat was supposed to be master of all fields of human knowledge, and profound responsibility in international affairs. Important contribution to historical knowledge of the period and understanding of the nature of diplomacy in general. Funds for travel, summer salary and microfilming of original archival documents so that PI may study them in depth.

Project fields:
History, General

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$8,500 (approved)
$8,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 1/31/1971