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See our Returns Policy. Visit our Help Pages. Audible Download Audio Books. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. The sea was an important route for merchants and travelers of ancient times that allowed for trade, the history of the Mediterranean region is crucial to understanding the origins and development of many modern societies.
In addition, the Gaza Strip and the British Overseas Territories of Gibraltar and Akrotiri, the term Mediterranean derives from the Latin word mediterraneus, meaning amid the earth or between land, as it is between the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe. The Mediterranean Sea has historically had several names, for example, the Carthaginians called it the Syrian Sea and latter Romans commonly called it Mare Nostrum, and occasionally Mare Internum.
Another name was the Sea of the Philistines, from the people inhabiting a large portion of its shores near the Israelites, the sea is also called the Great Sea in the General Prologue by Geoffrey Chaucer.
Several ancient civilisations were located around the Mediterranean shores, and were influenced by their proximity to the sea. It provided routes for trade, colonisation, and war, as well as food for numerous communities throughout the ages, due to the shared climate, geology, and access to the sea, cultures centered on the Mediterranean tended to have some extent of intertwined culture and history.
Two of the most notable Mediterranean civilisations in classical antiquity were the Greek city states, later, when Augustus founded the Roman Empire, the Romans referred to the Mediterranean as Mare Nostrum. Seven Years' War — The Seven Years War was a war fought between and , the main conflict occurring in the seven-year period from to It involved every European great power of the time except the Ottoman Empire and spanned five continents, affecting Europe, the Americas, West Africa, India, and the Philippines.
The conflict split Europe into two coalitions, led by the Kingdom of Great Britain on one side and the Kingdom of France on the other. Meanwhile, in India, the Mughal Empire, with the support of the French, faced with this sudden turn of events, Britain aligned herself with Prussia, in a series of political manoeuvres known as the Diplomatic Revolution. Conflict between Great Britain and France broke out in — when the British attacked disputed French positions in North America, meanwhile, rising power Prussia was struggling with Austria for dominance within and outside the Holy Roman Empire in central Europe.
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In , the major powers switched partners, realizing that war was imminent, Prussia preemptively struck Saxony and quickly overran it. The result caused uproar across Europe, because of Austrias alliance with France to recapture Silesia, which had been lost in a previous war, Prussia formed an alliance with Britain.
Reluctantly, by following the diet, most of the states of the empire joined Austrias cause. The Anglo-Prussian alliance was joined by smaller German states, Sweden, seeking to re-gain Pomerania joined the coalition, seeing its chance when virtually all of Europe opposed Prussia. Naples, Sicily, and Savoy, although sided with the Franco-Spanish alliance, like Sweden, Russia concluded a separate peace with Prussia.
The Native American tribes were excluded from the settlement, a subsequent conflict, Prussia emerged as a new European great power. Although Austria failed to retrieve the territory of Silesia from Prussia its military prowess was noted by the other powers. The involvement of Portugal, Spain and Sweden did not return them to their status as great powers.
France was deprived of many of its colonies and had saddled itself with heavy war debts that its inefficient financial system could barely handle. Spain lost Florida but gained French Louisiana and regained control of its colonies, e. Cuba and the Philippines, France and Spain avenged their defeat in when the American Revolutionary War broke out, with hopes of destroying Britains dominance once and for all.
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The Seven Years War was perhaps the first true world war, having taken place almost years before World War I and it was characterized in Europe by sieges and the arson of towns as well as open battles with heavy losses. France entered the war with the hope of achieving a victory against Prussia, Britain and their German allies. While the first few years of war proved successful for the French, in the situation reversed, in an effort to reverse their losses, France concluded an alliance with their neighbor, Spain, in In spite of this the French continued to suffer defeats throughout eventually forcing them to sue for peace, the Treaty of Paris confirmed the loss of French possessions in North America and Asia to the British.
France also finished the war with very heavy debts, which struggled to repay for the remainder of the 18th century. The previous major conflict in Europe, the War of the Austrian Succession, France and Britain were engaged in an intensifying global rivalry after they superseded Spain as the leading colonial powers. Hoping to establish supremacy, both engaged in several minor wars in North America. French colonies in Louisiana, Illinois, and Canada had largely surrounded British colonies strung out in a strip along the coast.
All the French needed to totally envelop the British was control of the Ohio Country, attempting to gain control of this territory, France built a complex system of alliances with the areas Native American tribes and brought them into conflict with Britain. In the midth century, France was a monarchy, all power resided with the King. Louis XV was a weak personality easily manipulated by his advisors, chief amongst them was Madame Pompadour, his mistress who exercised enormous influence over appointments and matters of grand strategy. Other advisors rose and fell with rapid succession, continuing the lack of the stability which had plagued the monarchy in the early 18th century, while the war began in North America, in France became drawn into a major war in Europe.
Allied to Austria, Sweden and Russia the French tried to defeat the Prussians who had only the British as major allies, despite repeated attempts between and , the French and their allies failed to win the conclusive victory against Prussia despite a constant war of attrition. They were partly frustrated by a led by the Duke of Brunswick made up of British forces. France had opened the war against Britain in Europe by capturing Minorca, the British navy, however, had initiated a tight blockade of the French coast which prevented supplies and troops moving freely and sapped morale.
He oversaw the construction of a fleet of transports to convey the troops during In the wake of the disaster at Quiberon, Thurot was lionised as a hero in France. The towns name was given by French military forces who founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, in honour of Louis XIV.
The harbour had previously known and used by European mariners since at least the s. The French settlement that dated from was much altered after its capture in Its fortifications were demolished in and the town-site abandoned by British forces in , a small civilian population continued to live there after the military left.
Subsequent English settlers built a fishing village across the harbour from the abandoned site of the fortress. The village grew slowly with additional Loyalists settlers in the s, the harbour grew more accessible with the construction of the second Louisbourg Lighthouse in on the site of the original French lighthouse destroyed in A railway first reached Louisbourg in , but it was poorly built, however the arrival of Sydney and Louisburg Railway in brought heavy volumes of winter coal exports to Louisbourg Harbours ice-free waters as a winter coal port.
The harbour was used by the Canadian government ship Montmagny in to land bodies from the sinking of the RMS Titanic, incorporated in , the Town of Louisbourg was disincorporated when all municipal units in Cape Breton County were merged into a single tier regional municipality in Pronounced Lewisburg by its largely English-speaking population, the present community has identified by slightly different spellings over the years by both locals and visitors. The town was originally spelled Louisburg and several companies, including the Sydney, louisbourgs economy is dominated by the seasonal tourism industry and seafood processing.
The depletion of fish stocks has negatively affected local fish processing operations in recent decades. In the s, Parks Canada completed a reconstruction of the Fortress of Louisbourg. Today this National Historic Site of Canada is the dominant economic engine, employing many residents. The fortress holds large scale Historical reenactments every few years to mark important historical events, the most recent in July , commemorated the th anniversary of the first British siege victory over French forces in July The towns more recent history is preserved at the Sydney and Louisburg Railway Museum located in the railway station in the centre of town.
Annually, the community hosts the Louisbourg Crab Fest, a large golf course and residential resort is planned near the community, designed by Nick Faldo, the resort was expected to open in but development stalled in the recession. Louisbourg is home to the Louisbourg Playhouse, a company operating in an Elizabethan theatre that was used as a prop in the live action Disney film Squanto. Cartagena, Spain — Cartagena is a Spanish city and a major naval station located in the Region of Murcia, by the Mediterranean coast, south-eastern Spain.
The city had its heyday during the Roman Empire, when it was known as Carthago Nova and Carthago Spartaria and it was one of the important cities during the Umayyad invasion of Hispania, under its Arabic name of Qartayannat al-Halfa. Much of the weight of Cartagena in the past goes to its coveted defensive port. Cartagena has been the capital of the Spanish Navys Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century, as far back as the 16th century it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain, together with Ferrol in the North.
It is still an important naval seaport, the main military haven of Spain, Cartagena is now established as a major cruise ship destination in the Mediterranean and an emerging cultural focus.
It is the first of a number of cities that eventually have been named Cartagena, the city of Cartagena is located in the southeastern region of Spain in the Campo de Cartagena. The dominant geology of the region is metamorphic and sedimentary, the city is located just at the end of the new AP-7 motorway. In the past, there was a sea between the hills called the Estero that eventually dried up. On this site, the Ensanche was built at the beginning of the 20th Century, the urban area is delimited or crossed by several watercourses, some of which go deep into the urban network during a large part of their courses.
Cartagena has a hot semi-arid climate and its location near the ocean moderates the temperature, and annual precipitation typically does not surpass mm. The annual average temperature goes up to around In August, the warmest month, the temperature is The wind is an important climatic factor in the region, part of its area is subject to different levels of legal protection. In addition, the presence of the chameleon has been documented for about 30 years. A British fleet under Henry Osborn, which had blockaded a French fleet in Cartagena, in a French expedition sailed out of Toulon and captured Minorca.
After this French ships withdrew to Toulon and did not attempt to depart for the eighteen months. Operating from their base at Gibraltar British ships mounted a blockade at the mouth of the Mediterranean. In a British attempt to capture Louisbourg in North America had been frustrated by a build-up of French ships in the surrounding area, the French hoped to adopt a similar strategy for , and decided to send the Brest fleet to boost their forces around Louisbourg.
They remained there as the British under Henry Osborn moved to bottle up the French in port, Osborn had orders to prevent the French from escaping from the Mediterranean. He received word that a French reinforcement of three ships-of-the-line had set sail from Toulon under Michel-Ange Duquesne de Menneville, intending to combine with La Clue, two other ships, after failing to capture a British convoy, had also managed to slip into Cartagena to reinforce La Clue. Osborn was cruising off Cartagena when he sighted Duquesnes ships approaching, spotting the larger British force, Duquesne ordered his ships to scatter.
With the bulk of his force, Osborn made sure that La Clue was still trapped in Cartagena so he could not come out to help Duquesne and he detached ships to pursue the retreating French. The Orphee was caught and overpowered by three British ships while the Oriflamme was deliberately run aground to save it from capture, the third ship Foudroyant, Duquesnes flagship, tried to outrun the danger but was pursued by the Monmouth. After a chase that lasted into the night, the Monmouth caught up with the French ship, monmouths captain, Arthur Gardiner, was killed in the fighting.
Ultimately the Foudroyant surrendered and Duquesne was taken as a prisoner, by July Osborn decided it was too late in the year for the French to sail to North America, and he withdrew from around Cartagena to allow his ships to re-supply. Planned French invasion of Britain — A French invasion of Great Britain was planned to take place in during the Seven Years War, but due to various factors was never launched.
The French planned to land , French soldiers in Britain to end British involvement in the war, the invasion was one of several abandoned attempts during the 18th century to invade the British Isles. Fighting broke out between France and Britain in , but war was formally declared in when France went to war with a British ally. From the British government was dominated by William Pitt, who orchestrated a series of British military expeditions to attack French colonies such as Senegal, Martinique, and New France. Pitt saw the war in Europe primarily as a holding action, French strategy was entirely the opposite.
The French concentrated the bulk of their efforts on Continental Europe, by late they had made numerous advances against the Prussians, who they believed were only kept from collapse by British support. The invasion was planned by the Duc de Choiseul who became French foreign minister in December and he wanted to launch a bold initiative that would knock Britain out of the war with one stroke. French pride had been stung the previous year by the ease with which the British had captured Louisbourg and launched raids on the French coast during British financial subsidies and military aid to her only ally Prussia had kept that country afloat since , choiseuls brief as foreign minister was to overturn this situation.
He saw that if a large French force managed to cross the Channel without being intercepted, Choiseul initially ignored perceived wisdom that any invasion would have to involve French warships. He believed that trying to bring out of the blockaded port at Brest would cause unnecessary delays. A mixed force as he saw it would suffer the fate as the Spanish Armada. A previous attempt by France in had to be abandoned, an essential component of the plan was speed. The French would wait for a wind and cross the Channel quickly. Once they landed, they believed they would easily overpower the small army Britain retained on home soil, Choiseul managed to overcome opposition in the French cabinet and the invasion was approved as the cornerstone of French strategy for along with an attempt to capture Hanover.
A secret meeting was arranged with Charles Stuart in Paris in February , Charles turned up late and drunk, and proved surly and uncooperative.
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Convinced that the Jacobites were of material help, Choiseul dropped them from the plan. Ferries cross between the two every day in as little as 35 minutes. Its boundaries were known in antiquity as the Pillars of Hercules, there are several islets, such as the disputed Isla Perejil, that are claimed by both Morocco and Spain.
Due to its location, the Strait is commonly used for illegal immigration from Africa to Europe, the International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Strait of Gibraltar as follows, On the West. The resultant accumulation of huge salt and mineral deposits about the Mediterranean basin are directly linked to this era.
It is believed that this took a short time, by geological standards. The erosion produced by the incoming waters seems to be the cause for the present depth of the strait. The strait is expected to close again as the African Plate moves northward relative to the Eurasian Plate, for full articles on the history of the north Gibraltar shore, see History of Gibraltar or History of Spain. For the full article on the history of the south Gibraltar shore, evidence of the first human habitation of the area by Neanderthals dates back to , years ago.
Archaeological evidence of Homo sapiens habitation of the dates back c. In that year, the last Muslim government north of the straits was overthrown by a Spanish force, the small British enclave of the city of Gibraltar presents a third cultural group found in the straits. This enclave was first established in and has since used by Britain to act as a surety for control of the sea lanes into. The city is located on the edge of continental Europe. Then Richelieu made it a military harbour, Brest grew around its arsenal, until the second part of the 20th century.
Heavily damaged by the Allies bombing raids during World War II, at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, the deindustrialization of the city was followed by the development of the service sector. Nowadays, Brest is an important university town with 23, students, Brest is also an important research centre, mainly focused on the sea, with among others the largest Ifremer centre, le Cedre and the French Polar Institute.
Every four years, Brest hosts the festival of the sea, boats and sailors. The importance of Brest in medieval times was great enough to rise to the saying. With the marriage of Francis I of France to Claude, the daughter of Anne of Brittany, the advantages of Brests situation as a seaport town were first recognized by Cardinal Richelieu, who in constructed a harbor with wooden wharves. This soon became a base for the French Navy, jean-Baptiste Colbert, finance minister under Louis XIV, rebuilt the wharves in masonry and otherwise improved the harbour.
Fortifications by Vauban followed in — and these fortifications, and with them the naval importance of the town, were to continue to develop throughout the 18th century. In , an English squadron under Lord Berkeley, was defeated in its attack on Brest. Thousands of such men came through the port on their way to the front lines, the United States Navy established a naval air station on 13 February to operate seaplanes. The base closed shortly after the Armistice of 11 November , in the Second World War, the Germans maintained a large U-boat submarine base at Brest.