Malise Ruthven is a former editor with the BBC Arabic Service and World Service in London and is the author of Islam in the World and Islam: A Very Short Introduction.
A lucid and fascinating history of the practices and products of
diplomacy, as that art evolved in conjunction with emerging
European nation states...A sweeping but succinct overview, this
work will be important to historians but ought to interest every
global citizen.--Library Journal (11/01/2018)
Demonstrates how the geopolitical landscape has been shaped and reshaped by diplomats.--Claire Cock-Starkey"Wall Street Journal" (11/15/2018)