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Diplomacy as Eurasian Ritual

Jonathan Karam Skaff

in Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199734139
eISBN:
9780199950195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter aims to decode the diplomatic rituals of the Sui-Tang, Turko-Mongol, and Eurasians. It tries to show that supposedly insignificant details in ceremonies had obvious implications for ... More


Proxeny and the Performance of Polis Identity

William Mack

in Proxeny and Polis: Institutional Networks in the Ancient Greek World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198713869
eISBN:
9780191789793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713869.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the symbolic aspect of proxenia in Greek interstate relations. It uses this institution as a case study to explore the functions performed by the wider system of inter-polis ... More


In the Age of Total War: Qin and the Drive toward Unification

Dingxin Zhao

in The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199351732
eISBN:
9780199351756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the aspects of interstate relations and military particulars that led to unification. It shows that Qin sustained sole superpower status after Wei’s decline in the mid-fourth ... More


Hegemonic Legitimacy (and its Absence) in Classical Greece

Polly Low

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

A recurring concern of Greek writers on hegemony and empire (and of modern commentators on those writers) is the problem of securing the willing – or at least, not actively hostile – consent of those ... More


New Players in International Relations

Eric Suy

in State, Sovereignty, and International Governance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199245383
eISBN:
9780191697456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245383.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Recent times have seen significant changes in the perception of the role of entities other than states and international organizations as important actors in interstate relations. These changes stem ... More


The Origins of Éire's Neutrality

Ian S. Wood

in Britain, Ireland and the Second World War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623273
eISBN:
9780748651412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623273.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When, on the evening of Sunday, 3 September 1939, Éamon de Valera broadcast to the people of Éire, as the Irish state had been renamed two years earlier, Britain and France had already declared war ... More


Introduction: Bringing Nonstate Armed Groups into the Study of International Relations

Belgin San-Akca

in States in Disguise: Causes of State Support for Rebel Groups

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190250881
eISBN:
9780190250911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250881.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter starts with the theory that the rise of nonstate armed groups (NAGs) is not an issue solely tied to the absence of state or the rise of ungoverned territories. In contrast, many rebel ... More


A Network of Aparchai: Religion, Politics, and Power

Theodora Suk Fong Jim

in Sharing with the Gods: Aparchai and Dekatai in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198706823
eISBN:
9780191778506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706823.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the wider network of theoric activities criss-crossing the Greek world, through which aparchai and dekatai were dispatched to distant sanctuaries by sacred delegates known as ... More


The Problem of Order

G. John Ikenberry

in After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars, New Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691169217
eISBN:
9781400880843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169217.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how states build international order. The great moments of international order building have tended to come after major wars, as winning states have ... More


The Age of Hegemons (770–546 BCE)

Dingxin Zhao

in The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199351732
eISBN:
9780199351756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The collapse of the Western Zhou political order ultimately led to the emergence of a new hegemonic system of interstate relations. This chapter analyzes the nature of this interstate system, ... More


Jurisdictional Immunities

Roger O Keefe

in The Development of International Law by the International Court of Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653218
eISBN:
9780191747922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653218.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter first examines the Court's less contentious contributions to the international law of jurisdictional immunities. It then considers its impact on more disputed matters and its place in ... More


Exploring Intercommunity Political Activity in Fourth-Century Greece

Peter Liddel

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

It might seem reasonable to take the view that the study of ancient Greek political behaviour could plausibly focus upon exchanges that went on inside the polis: after all, the word ‘politics’ ... More


Proxeny and Polis: Institutional Networks in the Ancient Greek World

William Mack

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198713869
eISBN:
9780191789793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713869.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers an re-examination of our evidence for this important Greek institution and uses it to examine the structure and dynamics of the interstate system of the Greek world and the way in ... More


Spoken Words, Written Submissions, and Diplomatic Conventions: The Importance and Impact of Oral Performance in Hellenistic Inter-polis Relations

Lene Rubinstein

in Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199654314
eISBN:
9780191751370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654314.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the epigraphic evidence for oral performances by envoys on diplomatic missions. It begins by considering two kinds of inscriptions: firstly, inscriptions recording speeches ... More


Firearms, Diplomacy, and Conquest in Angola: Cooperation and Alliance in West Central Africa, 1491–1671

John K. Thornton

in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the Portuguese conquest of Angola, which commenced in 1575 and, in many respects, was completed in 1671. The conquest of Angola was hardly spectacular by Spanish standards, as ... More


Mogul Sovereignty and the Law of Nations (1955)

C. H. Alexandrowicz

in The Law of Nations in Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198766070
eISBN:
9780191820649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766070.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

The historian of the law of nations, when considering Mogul sovereignty, is concerned with two main problems: first, the legal status of the Mogul Empire within the family of nations and the type of ... More


The Paradox of Domination

Federico Fabbrini

in Economic Governance in Europe: Comparative Paradoxes and Constitutional Challenges

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198749134
eISBN:
9780191813344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749134.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 3 examines the implications of the Euro-crisis and the responses to it on the horizontal relations of power between the member states themselves and argues that developments in EU governance ... More


Testing Macedonia

Ian Worthington

in Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

If the Athenians thought they were free after the departure and death of Poliorcetes, they were mistaken, although their statue to the patriot and Classical orator Demosthenes might indicate they did ... More


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