Der Preis der Diplomatie
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Graf, Tobias P. (Ed.): Der Preis der Diplomatie: Die Abrechnungen der kaiserlichen Gesandten an der Hohen Pforte, 1580–1583, Heidelberg: heiBOOKS, 2016.

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Published 04.03.2016.


Tobias P. Graf (Ed.)

Der Preis der Diplomatie

Die Abrechnungen der kaiserlichen Gesandten an der Hohen Pforte, 1580–1583

In the wake of the recent material turn in historical scholarship, the material aspects of early modern diplomacy have begun to receive increasing attention. How was diplomacy funded? What objects were exchanged as part of diplomatic gift giving? Who was deemed important enough to be presented with gifts and at times even with bribes?

The present edition of previously unpublished expenditure accounts from the collection of the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv in Vienna drawn up by the Imperial ambassadors in Istanbul Joachim von Sinzendorff and Friedrich Preiner provide answers to these and many other questions asked by students of this new diplomatic history. With its extensive index and annotations which focus especially on identifying historical actors—and particularly Ottoman dignitaries—the volume is a helpful resource for historical research as well as teaching.

Tobias P. Graf read history at the University of Cambridge. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the project ‘Knowledge and Political Decision Making in the Early Modern Period: The Example of Austrian-Habsburg Foreign Intelligence’ (funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation) at the Department of History, Heidelberg University. His doctoral thesis written at Heidelberg’s Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’ investigates the conversion of Christian Europeans to Islam and their subsequent integration into the Ottoman Empire’s military and administrative elite in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

Abkürzungsverzeichnis und Hinweis zu Internetadressen
Dokument 1: 8. März 1580 bis 18. Januar 1581
Dokument 2: Zahlungen an osmanische Würdenträger, 1581
Dokument 3: Geschenke an den Sultan und an osmanische Würdenträger, 1581
Dokument 4: Zahlungen an Dragomane, 1581
Dokument 5: 17. November 1580 bis 11. Juli 1581
Dokument 6: 20. August bis 24. Dezember 1581
Dokument 7: 24. Dezember 1581 bis 29. August 1582
Dokument 8: Zahlungen an Dragomane, 1582
Dokument 9: 29. August 1582 bis 29. März 1583
Dokument 10: 29. März bis 19. August 1583
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