Economic Power in Anglo-South African Diplomacy: Simonstown, Sharpeville and After (Macmillan, London, 1981), 225pp [doctoral thesis] ISBN 0-333-16592-0 Diplomacy at the UN, ed with A. Jennings (Macmillan, London, 1985) repr. 1986, 1987, 227pp. ISBN 0-333-36019-1
The Politics of the South Africa Run: European Shipping and Pretoria (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1987), 254pp. ISBN 0-19-827484 -X. [more][buy this book] Return to the UN: United Nations diplomacy in regional conflicts (Macmillan, 1991), 188pp. ISBN 0-333-52300-8/0-333-52301-6 Pbk. [more]
South Africa, the Colonial Powers and ‘African Defence’: The rise and fall of the white entente, 1948-60 (Macmillan, London, 1992), 234pp. ISBN 0-333-56351-4 [more][buy this book] An Introduction to International Relations (with Derek Heater) (Harvester Press, Hemel Hempstead, 1993), 218pp. ISBN 0-7450-1090-3/0-7450-1091-1 Pbk
Talking to the Enemy: How states without ‘diplomatic relations’ communicate (Macmillan, London, 1994), 178pp, ISBN 0-333-55655-0 (St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1994), ISBN 0-312-12152-0 [more][buy this book] International Politics: States, power and conflict since 1945, 3rd edn (Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1997), 244pp. ISBN 0-13-130327-1 Pbk [more][buy this book]
Guicciardini’s Ricordi: The Counsels and Reflections of Francesco Guicciardini (Allandale Online Publishing, Leicester, 2000) ISBN 1-903328-02-0 (Acrobat) Diplomatic Classics: Selected texts from Commynes to Vattel (Palgrave-Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, November 2004) [buy this book]
Diplomatic Theory from Machiavelli to Kissinger(with Maurice Keens-Soper and T. G. Otte), (Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2001) ISBN 0-333-75365-8 hb; 0-333-75366-6 pb [buy this book] Machiavelli’s Legations (Allandale Online Publishing, Leicester, 2001) ISBN 1-903328-22-5 (Acrobat) and 1-903328-23-3 (MS Reader)
Gerald Fitzmaurice (1865-1939), Chief Dragoman of the British Embassy in Turkey (Martinus Nijhoff: Leiden, 2007) ISBN 978 90 04 16035 4 [more][buy this book] [read review] Tilkidom and the Ottoman Empire: The Letters of Gerald Fitzmaurice to George Lloyd, 1906-15 (The Isis Press: Istanbul, 2008) [more]
British Diplomacy in Turkey, 1583 to the present: A study in the evolution of the resident embassy (Martinus Nijhoff: Leiden, 2009) [more] Embassies in Armed Conflict (Continuum: New York and London, 2012) [more] [Buy this book]
The Counter-Revolution in Diplomacy, and Other Essays (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2011) [more] The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Diplomacy, Third Edition (with Lorna Lloyd) (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2011) [more] [Buy this book]
A Diplomatic Whistleblower in the Victorian Era: The life and writings of E. C. Grenville Murray, 2nd ed (rev.), printed (Isis Press: Istanbul, 2017) Diplomacy, Satire and the Victorians: The Life and Writings of E. C. Grenville-Murray, 2nd edn (rev.), 2018 [more]
The Diplomacy of Ancient Greece: A Short Introduction (DiploFoundation: 2018) Available on ISSUU here. Diplomacy and Secret Service: A Short Introduction (DiploFoundation: 2019) [more]
British Heads of Mission at Constantinople, 1583–1922 (2020) Available here. Diplomacy: Theory and Practice, 6th edn (Palgrave Macmillan/Springer Nature, 2022)
‘Britain and Southern Africa’, in Aluko, O. and T. M. Shaw (eds), Southern Africa in the 1980s (Allen & Unwin, London, 1985), pp. 162-70. ISBN 0-04- 320169-5 ‘”Old diplomacy” in New York’, in G. R. Berridge and A, Jennings (eds), Diplomacy at the UN (Macmillan, London, 1985), pp. 175-90 ISBN 0-333- 36019-1
(with J. E. Spence) ‘South Africa and the Simonstown Agreements’, in John Young (ed.), The Foreign Policy of Churchill’s Peacetime Administration 1951-1955(Leicester UP, 1988), pp. 181-105. ISBN 0-7185-1264-1 [buy this book] ‘The role of the super powers’, in John D. Brewer (ed.), Can South Africa Survive? (Macmillan, London, 1989), pp. 9-34. ISBN 0-333-47059-1/0-333- 47060-5 Pbk
‘South Africa’, in R. Allison and P. Williams (eds), Superpower Competition and Crisis Prevention in the Third World (Cambridge UP, 1989), pp. 206-16. ISBN 0-521-36280-6 ‘Britain, South Africa and African Defence, 1949-65’, in M. Dockrill and J. Young (eds), British Foreign Policy, 1945-56 (Macmillan, London, 1989), pp. 101-15. ISBN 0-333-46042-1
‘Intermediaries: impartiality, multiple mediation and other questions’, in Frank R. Pfetsch (ed.), International Relations and Pan-Europe: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Findings (Lit Verlag, Hamburg, 1993), pp. 485-500. ISBN 3- 89473-945-1 ‘The UN and the world diplomatic system: lessons from the Cyprus and US- North Korea talks’ , in Bourantonis, D. and M. Evriviades (eds), A United Nations for the Twenty-First Century(Kluwer Law International, 1996), pp. 105-16[buy this book]
‘Funeral summits’, in David H. Dunn (ed.), Diplomacy at the Highest Level(Macmillan, London, 1996), pp. 106-17. ISBN 0-333-64941-9/ (St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1996), ISBN 0-312-16273-1 [buy this book] ‘Guicciardini on Diplomacy: Selections from the Ricordi’, trsl. By Mario Domandi, edited, annotated and introduced by G. R. Berridge, Discussion Papers in Diplomacy, no. 38, Feb 1998
(with Nadia Gallo) ‘The role of the diplomatic corps: the US-North Korea talks in Beijing, 1988-94’, in J. Melissen (ed.), Innovation in Diplomatic Practice, pp. 214-30 (Macmillan, London, 1999), ISBN 0-333-69122-9/ [buy this book] ‘Amarna diplomacy: a fully-fledged diplomatic system?’, in R. Cohen and R. Westbrook (eds), Amarna Diplomacy: The Beginnings of International Relations(Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2000) pp. 212-14, 265-7; ISBN 0-8018-6199-3 [buy this book]
‘Diplomacy’, in Jay M. Shafritz (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration(Westview, Boulder, CO, 1997) [buy this book] ‘Diplomacy’ (2002), in International Relations, edited by Jarrod Wiener and Robert Schrire, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of UNESCO, Eolss Publishers. Oxford, UK
‘Diplomatic integration with Europe before Selim III’, in A. Nuri Yurdusev (ed.), Ottoman Diplomacy: Conventional or unconventional?(Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004), pp. 114-30 [buy this book] ‘English dragomans and oriental secretaries: the early nineteenth-century origins of the anglicization of the British embassy drogmanat in Constantinople’, in A. Nuri Yurdusev (ed.), Ottoman Diplomacy: Conventional or unconventional?(Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004), pp. 114-30 [buy this book]
‘Notes on the origins of the diplomatic corps: Constantinople in the 1620s’, Clingendael Discussion Papers in Politics, No. 92 (The Hague: Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’, 2004).[available from Clingendael as a PDF download as well as in hard copy] ‘The Origins of the Diplomatic Corps: Rome to Constantinople’, in Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman (eds), The Diplomatic Corps as an Institution of International Society(Palgrave-Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2007) [buy this book]
‘Nation, Class, and Diplomacy: The dragomanate of the British embassy in Constantinople, 1814-1914’, in Markus Msslang and Torsten Riotte (eds.), The Diplomats’ World: A Cultural History of Diplomacy, 1815-1914(Oxford University Press for the German Historical Institute, London: Oxford and New York, 2008), pp. 407-31 [buy this book] ‘Conclusion’ [with John W. Young], to Michael F. Hopkins, Saul Kelly and John W. Young, eds., The Washington Embassy: British Ambassadors to Washington, 1939-77 (Palgrave-Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2009)
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Outposts of Diplomacy: A History of the Embassy (Reaktion Books, London, forthcoming)

outposts of diplomacy a history of the embassy book
This is my swan song. It’s 110,000 words long (excluding the index) and has 60 black and white illustrations. Publication is scheduled for 1 March 2024 in the UK and 1 May 2024 in the USA.

This is the contents list:

1          Fifteenth-Century Beginnings

2          Expanding Duties

3          Household and Buildings

4          Pre-Telegraphic Communications

5          Nineteenth-Century Highpoint

6          Enter the Americas

7          The Middle East and Africa

8          Far Eastern Compounds

9          Backseat after the First World War

10        Stubborn Institution

Photo Acknowledgements

Revision of two existing entries for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

  • E. C. Grenville-Murray (1823–1881)
  • James Brinsley-Richards (1846–1892)