Sederi Yearbook 32

Sederi 32
Sederi 32 — 2022
Marta Cerezo Moreno
Isabel Guerrero Llorente
Miguel Ramalhete
ISSN 1135-7789

Víctor Fernández Fernández, “Guzmán de Silva and Elizabeth I: A diplomacy of emotion.” SEDERI 32 (2022): 67−86

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The Spanish resident ambassadors at the Court of Elizabeth I are pivotal within the scope of Renaissance diplomacy to understanding the Anglo-Spanish relationships during the second half of the sixteenth century. Out of all of Philip II’s ambassadors, Don Diego Guzmán de Silva stands out for his particular connection to the queen. This association is arguably a consequence of a mixture of emotions and diplomatic skill, known as diplomatic emotionology. This innovative approach to the study of diplomacy opens up an array of opportunities for Renaissance studies by focusing on the subject and their agency.

Keywords: Anglo-Spanish relations; diplomatic emotionology; history of emotions; Renaissance diplomatic relations; early modern.


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