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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2019 4:19 p.m. PST

… since 1800

"Today, when we think of the Mediterranean, it isn't sun-bleached buckets and spades that spring to mind but "Pigs" whose snouts have been too long in the trough: Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain. These four debt-ridden coun­tries threaten to descend into unimaginable chaos, dragging the rest of the EU down with them. In Britain, the hope is that financial contagion will halt at the English Channel.

To anyone with a sense of history, it is deeply ironic that the country that has had the greatest influence on Mediterranean affairs for the past two centuries is now seeking immunity from the region. Blue-Water Empire is an important corrective to current historical amnesia. Non-academic readers may find Robert Holland's latest volume heavy going at times but it will remain the definitive account of Anglo-Mediterranean history for years to come…."
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