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Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Brinda Charry and Gitanjali Shahani; Part 1 Discourses of Diplomacy: The Shah's 2 ambassadors: The Travels of the 3 English Brothers and the global early modern, Jonathan Burton; Of gifts, ambassadors, and copy-cats: diplomacy, exchange, and difference in early modern India, Ania Loomba; Representing the King of Morocco, Virginia Mason Vaughan. Part 2 Agents of Exchange: Just passing: Abbé Carré, spy, harem-lord, and 'made in France', Pompa Banerjee; 'After my humble dutie remembered': factors and/versus merchants, Barbara Sebek; Passengers, spies, emissaries, and merchants: travel and early modern English identity, M.G. Aune. Part 3 Language and Technologies of Mediation: The translator as emissary: continental works about the Ottomans in England, Linda McJannet; The Queen of Onor and her emissaries: Fernão Mendes Pinto's dialogue with India, Dolora Chapelle Wojciehowski; Listening to the emissary in Middleton's No Wit, No Help Like a Woman's, Marianne Montgomery. Part IV Transmission and Transformation: 'Backward and abysm of time' negotiating with the dead in The Tempest, Brinda Charry; 'Thrown from the rock': emissaries as midwives and impediments of a new world, Sheila T. Cavanagh; Bibliography; Index.