Cambridge New Habsburg Studies – Harriet Rudolph ‘Entangled Objects?: Habsburg–Ottoman Diplomacy’

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Date / time: 18 February, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Caius and Gonville College

Cambridge New Habsburg Studies - Harriet Rudolph 'Entangled Objects?: Habsburg–Ottoman Diplomacy'

Professor Harriet Rudolph (Regensburg): ‘Entangled Objects? The Material Culture of Cross-Cultural Negotiations: Habsburg–Ottoman Diplomacy (1527–1648)’

The paper examines the various forms, functions, and semantics of objects in diplomatic interaction between representatives of the Habsburg Empire and the Ottoman Empire. It applies the methods of Material Culture Studies to the fields of diplomacy, foreign policy, and international law. The paper thus aims at a more profound understanding of individual political processes of negotiation between these two empires in peace and war.

Harriet Rudolph is Professor of Early Modern History at Regensburg University. She specializes in European political cultures, the history of diplomacy, and material cultures. Her publications include Eine gelinde Regierungsart. Peinliche Strafjustiz im geistlichen Territorium: Das Hochstift Osnabrück, 1716–1803 (2001); and Das Reich als Ereignis: Formen und Funktionen der Herrschaftsinszenierung bei Kaiserauftritten, 1558–1618 (2011).

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