By Thomas E. Griess

Global warfare I marked the top of the outdated army order and the start of the period of mechanized battle. it is a thorough exam of the campaigns of the “war to finish all wars.” It analyzes the advance of army concept and perform from the prewar interval of Bismark’s Prussia to the production of the League of countries.

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In other words, they made good spies. Some legates and ambassadors, especially those to distant places (such as MUSCOVY) , were given full powers to negotiate and conclude treaties, truces, and the like. If they had these plenipotentiary* powers, they were more properly called procurators. A procurator was an emissary who could act on his own initiative without waiting for specific instructions from his ruler. Whatever the procurator agreed on had the same force of law as if the king agreed to it.

The goal of the missions is no clear,but among the gifts exchanged was an elephant, sent from Baghdad back across E rope from Harun al-Rashid to Charlemagne. * plenipotentiary a person with full authority, such as a procurator 31 risk of being robbed or captured while on the road. Being imprisoned by the foreign power was always another danger. It was therefore not uncommon for friendly foreigners to be hired as diplomats. A respected noble from another nation might be an excellent choice. It was sometimes convenient, and less costly, to use a person who was already present at a foreign court.

Dublin Dublin * Danelaw area of England that was ruled by the Danish Vikings during the 800s and 900s * Gaelic word used to describe the Celts of Ireland and Scotland, and especially their language * pagan word used by Christians to mean nonChristian and believing in several gods See map in England (vol. 2). * consecrate to declare someone or something sacred in a church ceremony T 41 oday Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. During most of the Middle Ages, however, Dublin was a VIKING and then an English stronghold.

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