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Post and courier service in the diplomacy of early modern Europe

Author: E John B Allen
Publisher: The Hague : Nijhoff, 1972.
Series: Archives internationales d'histoire des idées., Series minor ;, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diplomatic negotiation of our day is a curious mix of national endeavor within the bloc concept.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E John B Allen
ISBN: 9024714966 9789024714964
OCLC Number: 264955951
Description: viii, 164 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction: Early Modern Diplomacy and the Royal Post and Courier Service to 1598.- France.- Spain.- England.- Conclusion.- II. The Diplomatic Courier: Some Generalizations.- Aspects of courier travel.- Courier qualifications.- The courier's load.- Regularity of service.- Conclusion.- III. Courier Finances.- IV. Routes and Travel Conditions.- England.- Continent.- Roads.- Passport.- Health certificate.- Posting inns.- Horses.- Conclusion.- V. French Diplomatic Couriers.- Couriers to England.- Couriers to Spain.- Couriers to Rome.- Couriers to Venice and Constantinople.- Couriers to Low Countries.- Conclusion.- VI. Spanish Diplomatic Couriers.- Madrid-Vienna couriers.- Spanish couriers in France.- Madrid-Brussels couriers.- Madrid-London couriers.- Madrid-Rome couriers.- Conclusion.- VII. English Diplomatic Couriers.- I: English Diplomatic Couriers.- Couriers from Queen and Council.- Ambassadorial couriers in France.- Ambassadorial couriers in the Low Countries.- Ambassadorial couriers to Spain.- Conclusion.- II: John Wells.- VIII. Conclusion: Post and Courier Service in Early Modern European Foreign Policy.- Appendix I: Diplomatic Couriers 1559-1598.- Appendix II: Departures of the Venice "Ordinary" as Recorded by French Ambassador Hurault de Maisse.- Appendix III: Ordonnance du Roi Touchant les Postes 29 Mai 1560.- Appendix IV: Memoire pour le Faict des Couriers Ord.res d'Espagne pour l'Italie passans par la France.- Appendix V: Certificat d'Andre De Salazar Touchant un Courier Tue pres de Poictiers, et ses Depesches.
Series Title: Archives internationales d'histoire des idées., Series minor ;, 3.
Responsibility: by E. John B. Allen.

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