3rd imp., 1936. 286 + 32 (advt.) pp., map endpapers. Black cloth ; gilt. 22 x 15cm. Head of spine worn o/w V.G. A pre-war study of the Mediterranean, an area that had seen more than its first share of crisis during the interwar period. The author examines the various coasts of the sea ' European, African, Asian and its gateway into the Atlantic. He examines French strategy, its air and sea power ; the position of Italy before 1914 ; the Italy of Mussolini and the rise of the new Roman Empire ; Albania ; the Balkan states ; Turkey, the USSR and the Straits ; Libya Italiana ; the Suez Canal ; Egypt and the Sudan ; Palestine and Trans-Jordan ; the Arab Renaissance ; the conquest of Abyssinia ; strategic islands ; the Spanish Civil War ; the likely role of the Mediterranean in the next war ; British sea power & security ; etc.