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A History of Cyprus (Vol.3) (Cambridge Library Collection)

By George Hill

Hill George
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A History of Cyprus (Vol.3) (Cambridge Library Collection)
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Sir George Francis Hill (1867-1948), was perhaps best known as a numismatist, although his scholarly interests and accomplishments included a range of time periods and subjects. A classicist by training, Hill built his career at the British Museum's department of coins and medals. In his forty-three years there he produced volumes on coins of antiquity; Greek history and art; coins, heraldry, and iconography of medieval and Renaissance Italy; and treasure troves. In 1931 Hill became the Museum's director and principal librarian, the first archaeologist to hold this post. His four-volume History of Cyprus (1940-52) ranged from Cyprus's earliest years to the twentieth century, and became the standard text on the subject. It is a valuable resource for scholars of the country, of antiquity and of the Mediterranean world. Volume 3, organized largely around monarchical reigns, concludes Hill's analysis of the Frankish period (1432-1571).

A Traveller's History of Cyprus

By Timothy Boatswain

Brand: Interlink Books
Paperback (231 pages)

A Traveller s History of Cyprus
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A Traveller's History of Cyprus offers a complete and authoritative history of the island's past and also touches on the sensitive present-day issues for both sides of the island. Although Cyprus is a relatively small island, its position in the East Mediterranean has always given it strategic importance beyond its size.

Cyprus: A Modern History

By William Mallinson

Brand: I. B. Tauris
Released: 2008-12-09
Paperback (256 pages)

Cyprus: A Modern History
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In the troubled island of Cyprus, the national interests and rivalries of Greece and Turkey still collide, the population remains divided between the Greek and Turkish communities and the country is still a cat's paw of outside powers--especially the USA and the now resurgent Russia--as it has been since the acquisition of the island by Britain in 1878.  These are problems that have been brought into sharp focus by Cyprus's entry into the European Union.

William Mallinson’s book is a fast-moving and incisive narrative history which portrays Cyprus as a continuing source of international tension in the Mediterranean and beyond. It features the latest source material from the recently released National Archive, vivid interviews with key players, even reports which raise awkward and embarrassing questions.  His critical eye uncovers the underlying story of American and British involvement in the island's affairs, first as a key territory in Cold War politics with its close proximity to the Middle East and Asia and now as a key asset in the ""war on terror.""

Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger

By Christopher Hitchens

Verso
Released: 1997-09-17
Paperback (192 pages)

Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger
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In a compelling study of great-power misconduct, Christopher Hitchens examines the events leading up to the partition of Cyprus and its legacy. He argues that the intervention of four major foreign powers, Turkey, Greece, Britain and the United States, turned a local dispute into a major disaster. In a new preface for this 1997 edition, Hitchens reviews the implications of the Republic of Cyprus’s applications for European union membership, the escalating regional arms race between Greece and Turkey, and last year’s Greek Cypriot protests along the partition border.

A History of Cyprus, Vol. 2

By George Hill

Cambridge University Press
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A History of Cyprus, Vol. 2
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Sir George Francis Hill (1867-1948), was perhaps best known as a numismatist, although his scholarly interests and accomplishments included a range of time periods and subjects. A classicist by training, Hill built his career at the British Museum's department of coins and medals. In his forty-three years there he produced volumes on coins of antiquity; Greek history and art; coins, heraldry, and iconography of medieval and Renaissance Italy; and treasure troves. In 1931 Hill became the Museum's director and principal librarian, the first archaeologist to hold this post. His four-volume History of Cyprus (1940-52) ranged from Cyprus's earliest years to the twentieth century, and became the standard text on the subject. It is a valuable resource for scholars of the country, of antiquity and of the Mediterranean world. Volume 2 commences Hill's investigation of the Frankish period (1192-1432), which he continues in Volume 3.

Cyprus and the Politics of Memory: History, Community and Conflict (International Library of Twentieth Century History)

I.B.Tauris
Released: 2012-09-04
Hardcover (336 pages)

Cyprus and the Politics of Memory: History, Community and Conflict (International Library of Twentieth Century History)
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The island of Cyprus has been bitterly divided for more than four decades. One of the most divisive elements of the Cyprus conflict is the writing of its history, a history called on by both communities to justify and explain their own notions of justice. While for Greek Cypriots the history of Cyprus begins with ancient Greece and Hellenistic culture, for the Turkish Cypriot community the history of the island begins with the Ottoman invasion of 1571. The singular narratives both sides often employ to tell the story of the island are, as this volume argues, a means of continuing the battle which has torn the island apart, and an obstacle to resolution.

The Cyprus Conflict and History re-orientates history-writing on Cyprus from a tool of division to a form of dialogue, and explores a way forward for the future of conflict resolution in the region.

Cyprus: Diplomatic History and the Clash of Theory in International Relations

By William Mallinson

I.B.Tauris
Released: 2010-11-09
Hardcover (256 pages)

Cyprus: Diplomatic History and the Clash of Theory in International Relations
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What are the mainsprings of international rivalry and conflict and how are they to be uncovered -- by international relations theory, history or by the practice of diplomacy? Cyprus is ideal for thoroughly testing theory and practice. The island has been at the epicentre of international relations rivalry throughout its history and to this day Cyprus remains a geopolitical tinder-box with acute tension between Cyprus and Turkey over the Turkish occupation of a third of the island. Hostility has now been transferred to the forum of the EU, with Cyprus as a member and the U.S. and Britain pushing for Turkey to join. Meanwhile in the geopolitical hinterland, Russia remains suspicious of the island’s British bases which project NATO power in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

William Mallinson's approach in analyzing Cyprus's problems and the dangers for international relations is unique. He applies practical hands-on experience of international diplomacy with academic research as an historian and international relations theorist. Mallinson applies international theory to his minute analysis of revealing documents -- the life-blood of the historian of diplomacy -- and shows how historical research provides the essential basis for international relations theory.

 

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus

By DK Travel

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Released: 2016-07-05
Paperback (216 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus will lead you straight to the best attractions this island nation has to offer.

Explore ancient sites, monasteries and hill villages, dramatic countryside, and beaches. Play water sports and take scenic walks. This fully updated guidebook covers of all the major sights and activities, from Nicosia to the harbor at Kyrenia.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the cities and towns.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus truly shows you this nation as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

A Concise History of Modern Cyprus: 1878-2009 (Peleus)

By Heinz A Richter

Brand: Harrassowitz Verlag
Hardcover (290 pages)

A Concise History of Modern Cyprus: 1878-2009 (Peleus)
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This volume addresses itself to readers interested in Cyprus who want to learn more than what can be found in guidebooks or perhaps in newspapers but do not have the time to delve into the history of this island. It covers the era from 1878 when Cyprus became British to 1977 when Makarios signed the so-called High Level Agreement, dying shortly later. But in order to help the reader to a better understanding of the development from then to the present this concise history contains a short overview of developments after 1977. This is by no means a dry handbook of Cypriot history. The aim is an easy-reading, fascinating text satisfying all scholarly standards.


 
 
 

 
 
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