General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Espionage and Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe
Language English
Module lecturer prof. dr Robert A. Maryks
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-EDEM


Module aim (aims)

This course explores the intricate web of espionage, diplomacy, and political intrigue that characterized early modern Europe, focusing on the resistance against Jesuit and Habsburg dominions. Through the lens of significant events and figures, such as the Gunpowder Plot, the Venetian Interdict, and key personalities like Paolo Sarpi, students will examine how covert operations and diplomatic maneuvers shaped the political landscape of the period.

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Reading list

The up-to-date reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.