New textbook

 

Nestor Istoria publ. issued a book by A.V. Chirkova “Diplomacy of the Western European documents of the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era” (“Zapadnoevropeiskaya diplomatika Srednih vekov I Rannego Novogo vremeni”) (ISBN 978-5-4469-1596-5).

Presented textbook is the first complex survey of the West European diplomacy in Russian after more than a centenary from publication of N.P. Likhachev’s (1862-1936) series of lectures made in 1906 on the basis of students’ notes without author’s proof-reading. This book covers the gap presenting the review of contemporary tendencies in diplomacy, supporting all the points with examples from authentic medieval documents of both Russian and European Archives. Copies of the documents from private collection of N.P. Likhachev (now West European section of Archive of Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS) serve as illustrations.

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