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5-7 oct. 2017, Bayreuth : Espions, espionnage et diplomatie secrète

In recent years, historians of the early modern period have made clear that the wars of the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries as much as geopolitics at large depended on information and communication systems – as much as on soldiers, weapons and supply systems. Spies, espionage and secret diplomacy were important elements in these information and communication systems.

With our workshop we would like to gain a better knowledge of spies, espionage and secret diplomacy in Europe and her colonies: Britain, France, the Holy Roman Empire, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and the Ottoman Empire. Is it always possible to clearly distinguish between official and secret diplomacy? Did specific cultures of spy systems arise?

Conference languages will be German, French and English.

Lieu du colloque : université de Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Susanne Lachenicht
Universität Bayreuth
susanne.lachenicht at uni-bayreuth.de