An in depth exam of the connection among the discourses and practices of authority and international relations within the past due medieval and early sleek sessions, Authority and international relations from Dante to Shakespeare interrogates the chronic duality of the jobs of writer and ambassador. the amount methods its topic from a literary-historical viewpoint, drawing upon overdue medieval and early sleek principles and discourses of international relations and authority, and analyzing how they're manifested inside various different types of writing: drama, poetry, diplomatic correspondence, peace treaties, and loved ones bills. members concentrate on significant literary figures from diversified cultures, together with Dante, Petrarch, and Tasso from Italy; and from England, Chaucer, Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, and Shakespeare. furthermore, the publication strikes among and throughout literary-historical classes, tracing the advance of suggestions and discourses of authority and international relations from the overdue medieval to the early glossy interval. Taken jointly, those essays forge a broader argument for the centrality of international relations and diplomatic suggestions within the literature and tradition of past due medieval and early sleek England, and for the significance of international relations in present reports of English literature ahead of 1603.