A Traveller's History of Cyprus (A Traveller's History Series)

A Traveller's History of Cyprus (A Traveller's History Series)

by Tim Boatswain, Peter Geissler
     
 

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Over two million visitors a year visit Cyprus and this new Traveller's History retells the complete story of the island's past and also touches on the sensitive present day issues for both sides of the island. As always the retelling of the island's story will help visitors understand its present situation and guide them to the heritage sites. The book includes… See more details below

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Over two million visitors a year visit Cyprus and this new Traveller's History retells the complete story of the island's past and also touches on the sensitive present day issues for both sides of the island. As always the retelling of the island's story will help visitors understand its present situation and guide them to the heritage sites. The book includes historical maps, a Gazetteer, and a Chronology.

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An expert in eastern Mediterranean history, Boatswain (pro vice-chancellor, Univ. of Huddersfield, U.K.) offers a history of Cyprus, ranging from prehistoric Cyprus, circa 7000-750 B.C.E., to its present state as a divided island (Republic of Cyprus and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus). Included are a chronology, a historical gazetteer, and high-quality line drawings and maps. Boatswain details Cyprus's long history of alien rule: given its strategic placement in the eastern Mediterranean, it has been conquered or governed by Phoenicians, Assyrians, Persians, Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Byzantines, Venetians, Plantagenets, Franks, Turks, and British. Armchair archaeologists, historians, and learned travelers alike will savor each detailed description and illustration before and after their next visit to this enchanting island. The only drawback: the one-page list of suggested reading seems short for a book that covers so much ground. Recommended for all public and academic libraries that collect travel books.-Elizabeth Connor, The Citadel, Military Coll. of South Carolina Lib., Charleston Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566566056
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
The Traveller's History Series
Pages:
231
Sales rank:
907,061
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.10(d)

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