Treaties and Literature (Diplomatica special issues)
For two special issues of Diplomatica we invite proposals for essays on (1) the history and culture of diplomatic treaties; and (2) aspects of diplomacy’s relationship to literature. Essays may cover any historical period up to the present-day. The central questions that the special issues pose are:
– How and why have diplomatic texts evolved?
– How has their hermeneutics changed over time?
– Are treaties better understood as literary artifacts or as socio-political constructs?
– What can the evolution of treaties tell us about the evolution of diplomacy and the diplomatic profession?