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The Deepest Border: The Strait of Gibraltar and the Making of the Modern Hispano-African Borderland

Sasha D. Pack

Abstract

This book presents the history of southern Iberia and the western Maghrib, and the Strait of Gibraltar between them, as a single bicontinental borderland, from roughly 1850 to 1970. Drawing on primary and secondary sources from several countries, it posits a long historical arc of transformation from a remote and hostile religious frontier into a multilaterally managed regional order. By the nineteenth century, the Strait of Gibraltar was becoming a dynamic focus of imperial positioning, migration, brigandage, and exchange. As a consequence, coastal outposts like Tangier, Gibraltar, and Melill ... More

Keywords: Strait of Gibraltar, Spain, Morocco, Mediterranean, Borders, Borderlands History, Mobility, Interfaith Relations, Tangier, Melilla

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781503606678
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503606678.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sasha D. Pack, author
University at Buffalo, SUNY