Crisis in the Mediterranean : naval competition and great power politics, 1904-1914
- Jon K. Hendrickson.
- Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 
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- ix, 219 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
- New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
- Hendrickson, Jon K., author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-208) and index.
- The Mediterranean equilibrium
- The calm before the storm
- The Austro-Italian war scare
- The Italo-Turkish War and its consequences
- Britain's Mediterranean crisis
- The Austro-Italian combination
- The French 19e Corps and Mediterranean control.
Prior to July 1914, the extensive British grip on the Mediterranean Sea was beginning to weaken, leading to a wide-open competition between Austria-Hungary, Italy, France and Great Britain. This change, Jon Hendrickson contends, was driven by three largely understudied events: the weakening of the British Mediterranean Fleet to provide more ships for the North Sea, Austria-Hungary's decision to build a navy capable of operating in the Mediterranean, and Italy's decision to seek naval security in the Triple Alliance after the Italo-Turkish War. These three factors radically altered the Mediterranean balance of power, forcing Britain and France to come to a mutual accommodation and accelerate ship construction to defend their respective interests in the region. However, the July Crisis and the ensuing World War obscured these events, leading later historians to ignore these events.
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- Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet, Mediterranean > History > 20th century.
- Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Kriegsmarine > History.
- Sea-power > Mediterranean Region.
- Geopolitics > Mediterranean Region.
- Naval strategy > History > 20th century.
- Europe > History, Naval > 20th century.
- Mediterranean Region > History, Naval > 20th century.
- Mediterranean Sea > Strategic aspects.
- Europe > Foreign relations > 1871-1918.
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- New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology
- 9781612514758 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
- 1612514758 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
- 9781612514765 (epub)
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