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Blue-Water Empire: The British in the Mediterranean since 1800 Paperback – 31 Jan 2013

4.5 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Reprint edition (31 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141036109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141036106
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It will remain the definitive account of Anglo-Mediterranean history for years to come (Amanda Foreman New Statesman)

Robert Holland's masterly history of the Mediterranean is a pleasure to read. Blue-Water Empire shows how Britain's mastery of the Middle Sea shaped the modern world, whilst reminding us how profoundly the Mediterranean has influenced the British (Simon Ball (author of The Bitter Sea: The Struggle for Mastery in the Mediterranean, 1935-1949))

[A] rich and readable account of the British in the Middle Sea ... As Holland's learned, lucid and enjoyable work makes clear, many British politicians saw the Mediterranean as the pre-eminent global strategic arena, representing the key to victory in Europe and Asia (Dominic Sandbrook Sunday Times)

Lively and absorbing ... original (Philip Mansel Spectator)

This is an important subject, and it has never before been drawn together into a single coherent narrative ... Blue-Water Empire puts the land, not the sea, at the heart of the story (Literary Review)

About the Author

Robert Holland is one of the world's leading historians of the Mediterranean and the author of Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-59, and (with Diana Markides) The British and the Hellenes: struggles for mastery in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1850-1960. He holds professorial positions at the Centre for Hellenic Studies in King's College London and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in the same University.


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