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With regard to diplomatic practice, Byzantium took the first step towards establishing an apparatus for managing foreign relations, some sort of early Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Without the power and the control of the old Roman Empire, Byzantium had to revert to diplomacy to a greater extent. Surrounded by hostile tribes in the Balkans, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, it used sophisticated techniques to keep them under control.