. 3 Of course, when we speak about religionanddiplomacy, we are not immediately committed to speak either in a substantive or a functional way. In fact, as we shall see, the demarcation between what a religion is and what a religion does may be unrealistic or at least unnecessary, because the
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Bibliographic entry in Chapter 27: Race, Gender, and Culture in U.S. Foreign Relations | Culture authorGallagher, Charles R.imprintNew Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.annotationThis is a fascinating look at how religionanddiplomacy both evolved throughout the Cold War through the life of one
-based non-governmental organization ( NGO ), the International Center for ReligionandDiplomacy ( ICRD ), has found success in its work there with more than 5,000 madrasas , encouraging the teaching of religious tolerance, human rights and other such topics. Working in western Pakistan since 2004, the
permanent embassy outside Italy: the Milanese embassy at the French court, 1464-1483,” in Politics, ReligionandDiplomacy in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of De Lamar Jensen , eds. Malcolm R. Thorp and Arthur J. Slavin (Kirks- ville, 1994), 2. 9 For further contributions on the development of
, ReligionandDiplomacy in Early Modem Europe: Essays in Honor of De Lamar Yensen, cd. Malcolm R. Thorp and Arthur J. Slavin (Kirksville, MO, 1994), 231-46. Mattingly, Renaissance Diplomacy, 175.
259 go to France. And if the Holy Father does not rule in their favor, the ambassador who returned to Rome
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4 See Hamish Ion, “British Diplomats and Religion in Japan, 1858–1941,” in Keith Robbins and John Fisher, eds., ReligionandDiplomacy: Religion and British Foreign Policy, 1815 to 1941 , (Dordrecht: Republic of Letters, 2010), pp. 153–182, p. 181.
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