By Bruce Taylor, Thomas Schmid

Illustrations by way of Thomas Scmid. Foreword via Vice Admiral Sir Louis le Bailly. in the course of the twilight years of the British Empire the battlecruiser HMS Hood used to be the respect send of the Royal army. unequalled in dimension and sweetness, Hood outlined English sea strength from her keel-laying in 1916 to her destruction by the hands of the Bismarck in 1941. This interesting new quantity is a seminal paintings within the box of naval send histories. between its crowd pleasing positive factors is a different gallery of pictures, together with nonetheless frames from a lately found piece of colour movie of the send, plus a awesome set of computer-generated photographs of the ship's external and inside. the excellent textual content attracts on legit files and the letters, diaries, memoirs, and memories of greater than a hundred and fifty crewmen. also, a wealth of recent info on Hood's constitution and operations make it very important studying for everybody desirous to comprehend the internal functioning of 1 of the good capital ships of the earlier. 220 illustrations.

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The agrarian law of Tiberius Gracchus was in part an attempt to maintain the number of peasants with the qualification by distributing public land to the poor. 4 3. Legionary recruitment in the late Republic Before the death of Marius in 86 bc a major political change transformed the nature of the Roman army. Since the early Republic Rome’s citizen legions had been supported by auxiliary troops – alae or 4 Gabba (1976b); Keppie (1984) 57–79. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 military forces 33 ‘wings’ – drawn from its subject allies, who were normally compelled to provide military forces rather than financial tribute.

Pace Gag´e (1959) 221–60. 114 Suet. Calig. 45; Tac. Ag. 21. Creighton (2000), on Britain. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 international rel ations 23 ix . 115 In the late Republic and Principate, with a couple of possible exceptions,116 the traffic was all from the barbarians to Rome. Hostages were thought important to keep barbarians to their word. Tiberius instructed a governor only to put faith in a treaty if the Parthian king gave hostages, especially his son (Joseph.

Creighton (2000), on Britain. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 international rel ations 23 ix . 115 In the late Republic and Principate, with a couple of possible exceptions,116 the traffic was all from the barbarians to Rome. Hostages were thought important to keep barbarians to their word. Tiberius instructed a governor only to put faith in a treaty if the Parthian king gave hostages, especially his son (Joseph. 96). 23). So did numbers. 119 It should not be assumed that hostages were always carefully vetted.

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