vassal


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a person holding a fief

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That is, Hatti's vassal kings were forbidden to have contact either with other Great Kings or with their vassals, if these Great Kings were not regarded by the Hittites as their "friends," that is, allies by treaty.
According to de Vassal his paper entitled "Seven Risks of Market Indexing," demonstrates that while there are inherent attractions to market indices, including lower fees and transaction costs versus most actively-managed portfolios, investors often assume higher levels of risk than they might realize.
A medieval European vassal may have been subordinate to his liege-lord, but the lord also had obligations to his subordinate; the relationship may have been unequal but it was mutual.
This wacky comedy chronicles the misadventures of a 12th Century knight, Godefroy (Jean Reno) and his trusted vassal (Christian Clavier) as they travel through time and end up in modern day France.
During their five-century rein, they fought to capture and hold territory from the contemporary Seleucid Empire, or to prevent vassal states from breaking away.
Instead, after recapitulating what is known of the Saffarid dynasty in its heyday, under the brothers Ya qub (the founder) and Amr, sons of Layth (253-288/867-901), Bosworth follows the history of their descendants for six hundred years as sometimes independent and sometimes vassal rulers of Sistan, until the incorporation of Sistan into the Safavid empire after Shah Isma il's great victory over the Ozbegs at Marv in 916/1510.
In addition to more familiar artists such as Christian Boltanksi, Yves Klein, and Annette Messager, and architects Le Corbusier and Jean Nouvel, "Premises" introduces a younger generation of artists including Absalon, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, who have not yet been widely received in the United States.
In effect, Babylonia was a vassal state, and Shamash-shum-ukin's authority over his state was limited to local matters.
Julia Manyik (Budapest: Akademiai Kiado, 1994) gives the first detailed account of the crucial events leading up to the Treaty of Istanbul (1528), in which Hungary became a vassal state of the Ottoman empire and a battleground for generations of inter-ethnic conflict, the consequences of which are with us still.
In theory Ferrara was a vassal state of the papacy, whereas in practice it had possessed centuries of de facto autonomy under the d'Este family.
If it really wants to see the raging battles on its land and environs end, Baghdad must nip this Iranian attempt to treat it as a vassal in the bud, and call on international bodies to help keep Iraq, Iraq.
Of course, there are beautiful landmarks along the nightmarish journey as Lothar reminds us of all that was lost, for ill and well, in Austria's rapid fall from empire to vassal state.
It is meant as a statement confirming that Greece acquiesces to becoming a vassal of the Eurogroup," he wrote.
You are such a bad example for the other vassal states.