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Saavedra Fajardo and the Myth of Ingenious Habsburg Diplomacy. A New Political Biography and Sourcebook (1637-1646)

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Saavedra Fajardo and the Myth of Ingenious Habsburg Diplomacy. A New Political Biography and Sourcebook (1637-1646)

Tibor Monostori

A Coruña, SIELAE, 2019

ISBN: 978-84-09-07702-1

Edición impresa a la venta en Pórtico Librerías, Zaragoza (Spain). 
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Edición digital en Anexos de Janus, Anexo 13 (2019), 1 de Junio 2019.

This book presents a comprehensive and thorough re-evaluation of famed Spanish writer and diplomat Saavedra Fajardo’s performance as a negotiator, propagandist, politician and thinker, in the context of the relationship between the two branches of the House of Austria (Madrid and Vienna) during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-48) in the Holy Roman Empire. The author’s use of unpublished archival material from eight countries allows for a more accurate and realistic portrait of the Murcian statesman, one which debunks centuries-old myths and legends. At the same time a new, interdisciplinary and comparative approach for Saavedran studies is proposed. One hundred new texts (essays, letters, state papers) have been edited for the first time. Along with the new biography, the volume includes new achievements, such as the analysis of three different, recently-discovered front pages for the Empresas políticas, Saavedra’s bestseller. In addition, Heinrich Schlick, the key detractor of the Spanish Monarchy at the imperial court of the Habsburgs around 1640, a landmark year for Europe, is identified and presented. 

Tibor Monostori (PhD) is a historian, economist, philologist, hispanist and writer from Central Europe, a member of the Holy Crown of Hungary “Lendület” research group at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His primary research interests are global politics, diplomacy, economy and ideas in early modern Europe and beyond. He spoke at international conferences in Madrid (Spain), Cambridge (UK) and Budapest (Hungary). Tibor currently works on multiple critical editions and new, comprehensive models of transnational political elits and modern composite empires. In his spare time he is a triathlete, an interfaith enthusiast, and a passionate analyst of texts about the connection between science and spirituality.

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