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Μαρία Παπαθανασίου, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια Νεότερης Ευρωπαϊκής Ιστορίας, ΕΚΠΑ
Ευάνθης Χατζηβασιλείου, Καθηγητής Ιστορίας του Μεταπολεμικού Κόσμου, ΕΚΠΑ
Σπυρίδων Πλουμίδης, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής Νεότερης Ελληνικής Ιστορίας, ΕΚΠΑ
Η βρετανική επεκτατική πολιτική και η επίδραση της στην ανατολική μεσόγειο κατά το δεύτερο μισό του19ου αιώνα
British policy in the eastern mediterranean during the second half of the nineteenth century
Great Britain was undoubtedly the great protagonist of the Industrial Revolution. At the same time, it was the strongest naval force, having already laid the foundations to achieving that since the 17th century onwards. From the Napoleonic Wars, Britain emerges almost unscathed having preserved the above characteristics and eagerly wishing to take advantage of them in order to gain a hegemonic position in the world. The overarching question that this project/thesis attempts to address concerns the political and military actions taken by Great Britain to achieve this goal. The project/thesis focuses on the geopolitical space of the Eastern Mediterranean during the second half of the 19th century, but not solely. It was previously considered necessary to make a historical retrospective of Britain's relationship with the wider Mediterranean region and the establishment in the area under consideration of a base network that was gradually changing, depending on the geopolitical developments. It is self-evident that both during the period under consideration and in the examined geographical area, the "Eastern Question" and the "Great Game", meaning the relations of the Great Powers of the time with the weakened Ottoman Empire and the relations of Russia with Great Britain, regarding the protection of the most important colony of the latter, namely India are on the forefront.
Main subject category:
British Empire, Eastern Mediterranean, Royal Navy, Indian Empire, Naval Bases, World Sea Trade
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