Monday, April 16, 2012

Two inventions that have transformed relations between the Mediterranean and northern Europe...

"two inventions, as far apart in technology as could be imagined, have transformed the relationship between the Mediterranean and the north of Europe in the second half of the twentieth century: the aeroplance and the bikini." David Abulafia, "A globalized Mediterranean: 1900-2000," in David Abulafia, ed., The Mediterranean in History (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003), p. 312.

Micheline Bernardini models the first modern bikini, 1946

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