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Diplomacy
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1. Foundations of early modern diplomacy

The modern system of international relations with permanent representations, diplomatic convention and law, and a complex system of delegation is a form of communication that developed in Old Europe. However, regardless of period and culture, there is a general tendency for communities like states, cities, and tribes to develop forms of comm…

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Tischer, Anuschka, “Diplomacy”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018346>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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