Course Information

The objective of this course is to familiarize the student with the historical background against which the art of diplomacy has developed. In doing that we will cover a 400-year time span from the end of the 14th century to the end of the 19th century. Particular emphasis will be laid on the role of religion in the interstate relations, the overseas expansion and imperial rivalry, the role of trade in the conduct of foreign affairs, the theoretical approaches as well as the wars, revolutions and the peace treaties.