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By Phillip G. Pattee

At warfare in far away Waters investigates the explanations in the back of nice Britain's mixed army and naval offensive expeditions open air of Europe throughout the nice battle. usually considered as pointless sideshows to the clash waged at the eu continent, Pattee argues that some of the campaigns have been worthwhile adjuncts to the battle in Europe, and fulfilled a major strategic function via preserving British alternate the place it used to be such a lot vulnerable.

Since overseas alternate used to be crucial for the island nation's lifestyle, nice Britain required freedom of the seas to keep up its international alternate. whereas the German excessive Seas Fleet was once a significant probability to the British coast, forcing the Royal military to pay attention in domestic waters, the significance of the island empire's international alternate made it a important aim to Germany's a variety of trade raiders, simply as Admiral Tirpitz's hazard conception had expected.

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C. ). (Israel Museum, 8790; after B 475. '67-) IV. IMPERIAL G O V E R N M E N T AND ADMINISTRATION The title 'Governor ({"pihatu, belpihati) of Babylonia and Beyond the River' as applied in Babylonian legal documents from the years 5 3 5—486 (see below, p. 154), indicates that in the early days of Persian rule SyriaPalestine were subsumed together with Babylonia under one administrative authority. 'Tattenai, governor of Beyond the River', who is known from the first half of Darius' reign, was subordinate, therefore, to the 'governor of Babylonia and Beyond the River'.

8 B 5J7- 16 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 B 529; B 599. 172 i)C. C E N T R A L ASIA A N D E A S T E R N IRAN 2. Cambyses and the accession of Darius I: the revolts of J22—J2i Cambyses devoted the greater part of his reign to the conquest of Egypt, and only once do his actions have any bearing on the history of Central Asia. This is when he assassinated his brother Bardiya (see above, p. 20 After Darius came to the throne in September 522, some of the series of risings which faced him took place in Central Asia: in Parthia, Margiana, Sattagydia and Scythia (DB para.

13-16; Byblian coins of the fourth century (B476, 116-21); 45 Hdt. 67 (cf. 98); Arr. Anab. 5. B 476. rofPseudo-Scylax;seeB486,191-2, 204. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 158 }b. SYRIA-PALESTINE 2. The provinces The provincial subunit of a satrapy was known in Aramaic and Hebrew as medtnah, generally translated as 'province'. The only provinces of 'Beyond the River' - these constituted the bulk of the area of the satrapy mentioned in our literary and epigraphic sources are Judah and Samaria (the term 'sons of Pahath-moab', lit.

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