Recruited straight from university, Ernest Satow (1843-1929) became one of the most respected British diplomats, particularly in Japan, where he is still remembered. After a career spent mostly in the rapidly developing Far East, he retired in 1906. Just before the outbreak of war, he was asked to compile a work on international diplomacy, and 'Satow', as it has become kwn, was first published in 1917, and in updated versions has t been out of print since. Satow's work was pioneering, there being at that time comprehensive study in English of diplomacy. Volume 1 covers the history of international diplomacy, its practice and legal matters, and is table for the author's clear language, and the inclusion of often whimsical anecdotes to illustrate a point in discussion. Writing at a time of ermous international upheaval, Satow provides an illuminating insight into diplomacy before the age of instant communications.
Sir Ernest Satow
Cambridge Library Collection
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Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General