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2237Bailo (Venetian office)  
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  • Permanent envoy of the Venetian Republic in the Ottoman Empire. The name bailo, which at the beginning referred only to Muslim officials, was given to many European officials in the Middle Ages. At that period, the office of a Venetian bailo was only a little different from that of consul. In the Modern Age, the only bailo still existing was that in Constantinople, while, since the 15th century, resident ambassadors had also made their appearance in international relations. The Venetian bailo continued to be responsible for all the Venetian consuls living in the Ottoman Empire but he began to deal more and more with international relations and with the highest authorities of the state. Eventually, in 1575, a law officially recognized the status of the bailo as equal to that of a resident and his position as equal to that of an ambassador.
SOURCE
  • Pia Pedani 2006
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Tzedopoulos Giorgos (AA)
URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/2237
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