Cyprus in the 1940s: The Nationalization of Greek Cypriot Politics

  • Dimitris Kalantzopoulos


Kalantzopoulos explores the shaping of Greek Cypriot politics during the 1940s, focusing on the consolidation of nationalism within the community and examining mainly the politics of two principal actors, the Orthodox Church and the Progressive Party of the Working People (AKEL). Throughout the 1930s and 1940s the Church, the main actor to promote nationalist politics, strove, not least by putting forward the claim of enosis, to emerge as the ethnarchic leadership, or the national authority of the community. By 1950, this primacy would be achieved.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitris Kalantzopoulos
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  1. 1.AthensGreece

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