By G. R. Berridge
Like all professions, international relations has spawned its personal really good terminology, and it's this lexicon which gives A Dictionary of international relations 's thematic backbone. besides the fact that, the dictionary additionally comprises entries on criminal phrases, political occasions, overseas agencies and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or have written influentially approximately it during the last part millennium. All scholars of international relations and similar matters and particularly junior contributors of the numerous diplomatic prone of the realm will locate this publication indispensable.
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Ceaseﬁre line 33 care-of-pilot. See diplomatic bag. casual courier. An ofﬁcer of the British *Diplomatic Service who is temporarily co-opted to carry diplomatic mail on a particular journey; this mail can on occasions be classiﬁed ‘secret’ or above. In addition to a private passport, the courier carries a special ‘Casual Courier’s Passport’. This confers immunity on the *diplomatic bag being carried. See also diplomatic courier; Queen’s Messenger. casus belli. An event or act which precipitates or is used to justify resort to *war.
A Venetian scholar-diplomat who in 1490 was sent as resident ambassador to Rome, a key post in the *Venetian diplomatic service. De Ofﬁcio Legati, the short book which 20 bargaining he wrote while here, is notable for being the ﬁrst literary account of the *resident, as opposed to the *special, envoy. It is also remarkable for being the ﬁrst book on diplomacy to announce, albeit not in this phrase, the doctrine of *raison d’état. bargaining. (1) The exchange of offers and counter-offers, sometimes known as ‘haggling’.
Ambassadors newly appointed to the court of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire could some- award 17 times wait months for their initial audience, and thus be in ofﬁcial limbo. They might then be subjected to varying degrees of humiliation at the ceremony itself. One of the most legendary audiences in the history of diplomacy, however, was that granted in September 1793 by Qianlong, Manchu Emperor of China, to the experienced British envoy, Lord Macartney, who hoped to establish the ﬁrst resident embassy on Chinese soil.
A Dictionary of Diplomacy by G. R. Berridge