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Wright, Jonathan 1969-

Works: 5 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 570 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JZ1418, 327.209
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jonathan Wright
The ambassadors : from ancient Greece to Renaissance Europe, the men who introduced the world to itself by Jonathan Wright( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We think of ambassadors as simply diplomats-but once they were adventurers who dared an uncertain fate in unknown lands, bringing gifts of greyhounds and elephants to powerful and unpredictable leaders. In vivid detail, The Ambassadors traces the remarkable journeys of these emissaries, taking us from the linguistically challenged Greek Megasthenes to the first Japanese embassies to China and Korea; from Mohammed's ambassadors to Egypt to the envoys of Byzantium, who had the unenviable task of convincing Attila the Hun to stop attacking them. We also witness the dialogue between Europe and Moorish Spain, and meet the ill-fated envoys sent in search of the mythical king Prester John. What Europe still thinks of Asia and what Asia still thinks of Africa were in no small part kindled in these long-ago first encounters. From the cuneiform civilizations of the ancient Near East to the clashing empires of the early modern age, Wright brings alive the men who introduced the great cultures of the world to each other
The ambassadors : from ancient Greece to the nation state by Jonathan Wright( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the ambassadors, who were at once diplomats, explorers and chroniclers of exotic civilisations. Drawing on source material, diaries and letters, the author explores the world of ambassadors in the cuneiform civilisations of the ancient near-east, via the mighty cultures of Persia, Turkey, China, Africa, India and the West
Britain and Germany in Europe, 1949-1990 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Rezension von:] Constructing a saint through images : the 1609 illustrated biography of Ignatius of Loyola by Jonathan Wright( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.00 for [Rezension ... to 0.85 for Britain an ...)
Alternative Names
Wright, Jonathan
Wright, Jonathan A.
Wright, Jonathan A. 1969-
Wright, Jonathan (Jonathan Richard Cassé)
Wright, Jonathan R. C.
Wright, Jonathan R. C. (Jonathan Richard Cassé)
Wright, Jonathan Richard Cassé
English (11)