Early history, Government, Politics, Culture, People and Tradition, Travel. History of Malta, Malta is a country that is being heard of but not much people are aware of its magnificent history and culture, the people language and the environment, the book titled “Malta History and Tourism” provides you the information in full detail on this country. Malta, island country located in the central Mediterranean Sea. A small but strategically important group of islands, the archipelago has through its long and turbulent history played a vital role in the struggles of a succession of powers for domination of the Mediterranean and in the interplay between emerging Europe and the older cultures of Africa and the Middle East. As a result, Maltese society has been molded by centuries of foreign rule by various powers. Vacation package.