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Title: Malta and the Mediterranean : a change of perspectives
Authors: Sant, Alfred
Keywords: Malta -- Civilization
Malta -- Geography
Malta -- History
Malta -- Politics and government -- History
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Nationalism -- Malta
National characteristics, Maltese
Issue Date: 1974
Publisher: De La SaIle Brothers Publications
Citation: Sant, A. (1974). Malta and the Mediterranean : a change of perspectives. In: B. Hilary (ed.),┬áThe Malta Year Book 1974. Malta: De La SaIle Brothers Publications, pp. 385-392.
Abstract: Events of recent years are slowly forcing upon the Maltese a new awareness of their geographical context. Starting from the very palpable fact of political independence and the realization of the impact which Mediterranean happenings have on the Maltese economy, attention is progressively being focused on the Mediterranean nature of the Maltese identity, as opposed to past assumptions about the English, Italian or "European" characteristics of Maltese society. The more important results of the change of attitudes could ultimately be cultural, rather than political or economic. It is easy to exaggerate this phenomenon or to insist on its being all too recent. There is in fact a strong case for arguing that there has on a number of occasions been a certain movement culturally for a return towards the old, primitive roots of the native Maltese. [excerpt]
Appears in Collections:Malta Yearbook : 1974
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