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The Ambassadors : From Ancient Greece to Renaissance Europe, the Men Who introduced the World to Itself

By: Wright, Jonathan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harcout Inc.: 2006

Edition: Stated First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 017809

ISBN: 0151011117

Condition: Brand New


We think of ambassadors as simply diplomats-but once they were adventurers who dared an uncertain fate in unknown lands, bringing gifts of greyhounds and elephants to powerful and unpredictable leaders. In vivid detail, The Ambassadors traces the remarkable journeys of these emissaries, taking us from the linguistically challenged Greek Megasthenes to the first Japanese embassies to China and Korea; from Mohammed's ambassadors to Egypt to the envoys of Byzantium, who had the unenviable task of convincing Attila the Hun to stop attacking them. We also witness the dialogue between Europe and Moo... View more info