The ambassadors : (Record no. 3447)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 0007173431
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780007173433
050 ## - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER
Classification number JZ1418
Item number .W75 2006
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 327.209
Edition number 22
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Classification number (OCLC) (R) ; Classification number, CALL (RLIN) (NR) JZ 1418 .W75 2006
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Wright, Jonathan,
Dates associated with a name 1969-
245 ## - TITLE STATEMENT
Title The ambassadors :
Remainder of title from ancient Greece to Renaissance Europe, the men who introduced the world to itself /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Jonathan Wright.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc. London :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Harper Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. c2006.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 336 p. :
Other physical details ill. ;
Dimensions 24 cm.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-362) and index.
505 ## - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note Introduction -- "Glorious Hermes, herald of the deathless gods" -- Greeks and Indika -- A Sanskrit Machiavelli -- The son of heaven -- Charlemagne's elephant -- Byzantium -- The crown of thorns -- A rooftop in Naples : Europe and the Mongols -- The new diplomacy -- Reformation -- Schisms -- "An Iliad of miseries" : Europe and the Ottomans -- Wotton versus Sherley -- The physics of diplomacy.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. We think of ambassadors as simply diplomats--but once they were adventurers who dared an uncertain fate in unknown lands, bringing gifts of greyhounds and elephants to powerful and unpredictable leaders. Historian Wright traces the journeys of these emissaries, taking us from the linguistically challenged Greek Megasthenes to the first Japanese embassies to China and Korea; from Mohammed's ambassadors to Egypt to the envoys of Byzantium, who had the unenviable task of convincing Attila the Hun to stop attacking them. We also witness the dialogue between Europe and Moorish Spain, and meet the ill-fated envoys sent in search of the mythical king Prester John. What Europe still thinks of Asia and what Asia still thinks of Africa were in no small part kindled in these long-ago first encounters.--From publisher description.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Ambassadors
General subdivision History
Chronological subdivision To 1500.
650 ## - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Ambassadors
General subdivision History
Chronological subdivision 16th century.
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