Ekaterina Domnina

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Moscow State University
Research Interest: 
Shaping Early Modern Int'l Relations: the Case of Anglo-Papal Diplomacy In the Tudor Period

Ms. Domnina s project aims to demonstrate that many modern practices in international relations, such as resident diplomatic representation and the idea of a multipolar world, were developed in Western Europe as early as the 16th century, in which the widening contacts with Italy, the cradle of modern diplomacy, played the pivotal role. The case of Anglo-Papal diplomacy in the early modern period shows how the English monarchs employed their relations with the papacy for improving their own diplomatic practices and later for playing against their former tutors. Ms. Domnina hopes that research in this area will lead to a better understanding of how the principles of modern international relations were brought to life.