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Community and Identity: The Making of Modern Gibraltar Since 1704

Stephen Constantine


This study concerns the history of Gibraltar following its military conquest in 1704, after which sovereignty of the territory was transferred from Spain to Britain and it became a British fortress and colony. It focuses on the civilian population and shows how a substantial multi-ethnic Roman Catholic and Jewish population, derived mainly from the littorals and islands of the Mediterranean, became settled in British Gibraltar, much of it in defiance of British efforts to control entry and restrict residence. To explain why that population arrived and took root, the book also analyses the chan ... More

Keywords: political history, Gibraltar, military conquest, sovereignty, Britain, fortress, colony, Jewish population, littorals, Mediterranean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719076350
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719076350.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Constantine, author