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Gibraltar : a modern history

Author: Chris Grocott; Gareth Stockey
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gibraltar's strategic position at the mouth of the Mediterranean virtually guaranteed that its history would be filled with military and political conflict, and for centuries, it was, as the Rock was fought over by Rome and Carthage, Spain and the Moors, before finally coming under lasting British control in 1704. Gibraltar: A Modern History tells the story of the island and its people from that point, showing how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Grocott; Gareth Stockey
ISBN: 9780708324813 0708324819
OCLC Number: 809518335
Description: 171 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Gilbraltar as British fortress, 1704-1783 --
Trading outpost and naval base, 1783-1906 --
Emergence of a civilian community, c.1865-1954 --
Relations with Spain, 1704-1969 --
Gibraltar and the Gibraltarians, 1954 to the present --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Chris Grocott and Gareth Stockey.

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"Gibraltar's strategic position at the mouth of the Mediterranean virtually guaranteed that its history would be filled with military and political conflict, and for centuries, it was, as the Rock was fought over by Rome and Carthage, Spain and the Moors, before finally coming under lasting British control in 1704. Gibraltar: A Modern History tells the story of the island and its people from that point, showing how an authentic Gibraltarian community arose as the British Empire first grew, then declined. Drawing on and enhancing recent scholarship on the Rock's history by bringing together extensive archival research and developments in the secondary literature surrounding British Gibraltar, this first twenty-first-century treatment of the Rock's history will not only augment but in many ways replace older treatments of Gibraltar's history."--Pub. desc.

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