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Breaking Protocol: America's First Female Ambassadors, 1933-1964

Philip Nash

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178394
eISBN:
9780813178387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178394.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Breaking Protocol tells the story of the first female ambassadors in US history (1933–1964): Ruth Bryan Owen, Florence Jaffray Harriman, Perle S. Mesta, Eugenie M. Anderson, Clare Boothe Luce, and ... More


The Lion's Den at Foggy Bottom: Act I: The Seiple Years (1998–2000)

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Robert Seiple, a Republican evangelical, was chosen by President William Clinton to lead his administration's religious freedom initiative. Initially the administration hoped that Seiple's ... More


THE AUDIENCE AND THE QUESTION OF PATRONAGE

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores questions regarding the audience, ticket sales, attendance figures, and the patronage of opera in Venice. Opera boxes are viewed in this chapter not so much as a form of income ... More


Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times

William vanden Heuvel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738173
eISBN:
9781501738180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738173.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book is the memoir of Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel. It weaves together his most important public speeches and writings, compiled over a lifetime of public service, with anecdotes of his ... More


Formal Oratory: Trials, Embassies, and Councils

Michael Hawcroft

in Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151852
eISBN:
9780191672866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151852.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

The obvious places to look for the application of the precepts of rhetoric are formal speeches in trials, in political assemblies, and in churches. The most obvious setting for persuasive activity is ... More


BERLIN, 1917

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken underwent a transformation from his experiences in Berlin. From abroad, he witnessed how an irresponsible press could manipulate the news, provoking misunderstanding between two warring ... More


Marvell and the Ambassadors

Blair Worden

in Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230822
eISBN:
9780191696480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230822.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

After 1650 Andrew Marvell put himself forward on two fronts. He was a poet, but he also aspired to a post in diplomacy or foreign affairs. In February 1653, John Milton, the now blind Latin ... More


‘Upholding the Covenant and the Public Law of Europe’: The Corfu Crisis, 1923

Peter J. Yearwood

in Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

London was outraged by Mussolini's bombardment and occupation of Corfu following the murder of the Italian president of the commission delimiting the Graeco‐Albanian border. Curzon and the Foreign ... More


The Ambassadors and the Fictional Contract

Roslyn Jolly

in Henry James: History, Narrative, Fiction

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119852
eISBN:
9780191671227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119852.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The ‘deep taste of change’ pervades the opening chapters of The Ambassadors, as Lambert Strether begins his encounter with Europe. The first stage of this encounter is described in terms which ... More


The Ambassador's Departure

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

in The Hero’s Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065831
eISBN:
9780199854899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065831.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Ambassadors, by contrast to the types of exiting leaders already discussed, leave office quite gracefully and frequently serve as post-retirement mentors. They may remain on the board of directors ... More


A Pox on Both Their Houses

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The U.S. Embassy did not expect “ideal democratic” conditions, but the forthcoming national elections were “infinitely better than a violent overthrow of Batista and far better than no elections at ... More


Cold War Civil Rights and Kennedy’s Courting of African Nationalists

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

in Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195396096
eISBN:
9780199932672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Chapter ten explores how Kennedy’s desire to court African nationalism influenced his domestic civil rights policies. The civil rights initiatives launched at the outset of the New Frontier were ... More


The Deaths of 1536

W. A. Sessions

in Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

1536 was to be a year of deaths and near-deaths in the world of Henry Howard. After the death in January of his first wife, the new Supreme Head announced to the Imperial Ambassador Eustace Chapuys ... More


Henry James: the Last Sharpness

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Henry James's novel, The Ambassadors. Self-evidence is a crucial feature of the plot of The Ambassadors itself, and might well be regarded as the deep structure of anagnorisis ... More


The Swedish Naval Attaché

Nige West and Oleg Tsarev

in TRIPLEX: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123470
eISBN:
9780300156416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123470.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents an MI5 report on the Swedish naval attaché Count Johan G. Oxenstierna, who was quietly removed from his post at the request of the British government at the end of 1943 and ... More


Foreign Policy under Delcassé, 1898–1904

M. B. HAYNE

in he French Foreign Office and the Origins of the First World War, 1898–1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202707
eISBN:
9780191675492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202707.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Delcassé's anti-German sentiment determined most of his foreign policy and this is illustrated in this chapter. This hostility towards Germany meant that he attached great importance to the ... More


An Embassy is Arranged

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

While the Earl of Elgin was at Brighton he was able to send a letter to Lord Grenville, the Foreign Secretary, who thought that Lord Elgin's ideas expressed in the letter as worthy of being ... More


The Beginnings of Recovery, 1768–1771

H. M. Scott

in British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201953
eISBN:
9780191675096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201953.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Towards the end of October 1768, the Earl of Rochford took over the Northern Department as the new Northern Secretary. In contrast to those before him, Rochford proved to be the one who assumed this ... More


Latin Sources and Byzantine Prosopography: Genoa, Venice, Pisa and Barcelona

Michel Balard

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263785
eISBN:
9780191734304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses Byzantine prosopography and several Latin sources that come from the archives of Genoa, Pisa, Venice, and Barcelona. It attempts to show in what respects Byzantine ... More


Homecoming

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In spite having high hopes and looking forward to his renewed career in England when he returned home in 1806, Elgin faced a series of misfortunes. First, Lady Elgin deprived Elgin of his conjugal ... More


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