Thomas Otte, University of East Anglia
John Charmley, University of East Anglia
Jeremy Black, University of Exeter
Editorial BoardLouise Atherton, The National Archives, United Kingdom; Erik Goldstein, Boston University; Lothar Hoebelt, Universität Wien; Keith Neilson, Royal Military College of Canada; Patrick Salmon, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom; Zara Steiner, University of Cambridge
As current international relations are becoming more complex and less straightforward than the 'simple bipolar world order' (John Lewis Gaddis) that had shaped the politics of second half of the twentieth century, more attention is being given to the complex and multifaceted diplomatic history of earlier periods. New Directions in Diplomatic History is a peer-reviewed book series with special (though not exclusive) emphasis on the period 1648 to 1919 that aims to provide a designated outlet for what is the best and most innovative work in this growing field, specifically works that are conceptually innovative, and re-examine and challenge established orthodoxies. At its best, diplomatic history, by demonstrating what is changeable and what is enduring, prevents the depersonalization of the history of mankind, underlines the complexity of historical dynamics, and sharpens contemporary sensibilities between past precepts and present circumstances, despite altered externalities over the course of time.
New Directions in Diplomatic History has an independent editorial team that works together with the team of History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence, in which series it is included.
Authors/Editors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/ or full manuscripts to the series editor or to the publisher Hendrik van Leusen.