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Obey and Applaud

Thomas Cohen: Exchanging Ideas in Early Modern Venice

5 June 2008
Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics 
by Filippo deVivo.
Oxford, 312 pp., £60, October 2007, 978 0 19 922706 8
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... ambassadors charged with negotiating a peace with the Habsburg archdukes of Graz. Having made concessions beyond their instructions, both envoys were censured on their return to Venice. The next year the two men prepared official reports, or relazioni, justifying their conduct in the name of high principles of statecraft. Then Bon, in violation of the ...

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