Bestseller and instrument of international relations since 1948, Pratical Handbook of Protocol tackles diplomatic questions in their most modern conception.
The intention of the author of this handbook was not to attempt to write a treatise about diplomacy nor was it his aim to draw upon his professional experience as has successfully been the case with writers such as Jules Cambon, Jules Jusserand and Harold Nicolson in their time.
He has tried to put the sort of guide he would have liked to have had when he entered the Service at the disposal of his colleagues. This guide lays out, in a practical way, problems which arise and such solutions as may be useful.
Those people who have continued this editing work have now brought it up to date and have not only added essential information but have also considerably redesigned it. But they have taken care to remain faithful to the initial idea of the author and, as far as possible, to preserve the original contents of the guide.
Foreword by Jean-Pierre Asvazadourian, Chief of Protocol.
Preface by Pierre-Jean Remy from the Academie française.
Jean Serres, Minister plenipotentiary.