Kypriaki Dimokratia—Kibris Cumhuriyeti
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. About the middle of the 2nd millennium b.c. Greek colonies were established in Cyprus and later it formed part of the Persian, Roman and Byzantine empires. In 1193 it became a Frankish kingdom, in 1489 a Venetian dependency and in 1571 was conquered by the Turks. They retained possession of it until its cession to England for administrative purposes under a convention concluded with the Sultan at Constantinople, 4 June 1878. On 5 Nov. 1914 the island was annexed by Great Britain and on 1 May 1925 given the status of a Crown Colony.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Books of Reference

  1. Statistical Information: Statistics and Research Department, Nicosia.Google Scholar
  2. Alastos, D., Cyprus in History. London, 1955.—Cyprus Guerilla. London, 1960Google Scholar
  3. Bitsios, D. S., Cyprus: The Vulnerable Republic. Thessaloniki, 1975Google Scholar
  4. Christodoulou, D., The Evolution of the Rural Land use Pattern in Cyprus. Bude, 1960Google Scholar
  5. Crawshaw, N., The Cyprus Revolt: An Account of the Struggle for Union with Greece. London, 1978Google Scholar
  6. Crouzet, F., Le Conflit de Chypre 1946–1959. Brussels, 1973Google Scholar
  7. Emilianides, A., Histoire de Chypre. Paris. 1962.—The Zurich and London Agreements and the Cyprus Republic. Athens, 1962Google Scholar
  8. Hill, Sir George F., A History of Cyprus. 4 vols. Cambridge, 1940–52Google Scholar
  9. Kosut, H., Cyprus 1946–68. New York, 1970Google Scholar
  10. Luke, Sir Harry, Cyprus. Rev. ed. London, 1965Google Scholar
  11. Markides, K. C., The Rise and Fall of the Cyprus Republic. Yale Univ Press, 1977Google Scholar
  12. Polyviou, P. G., Cyprus: The Tragedy and the Challenge. London, 1975.—Cyprus in Search of a Constitution. Nicosia, 1976.—Cyprus: Conflict and Negotiation, 1960–1980. London, 1980Google Scholar
  13. Salih, H. I., Cyprus: The impact of Diverse Nationalism on a State. Univ. of Alabama Press, 1979Google Scholar
  14. Stavrinides, Z., The Cyprus Conflict. Nicosia, 1976Google Scholar
  15. Vanezis, P. N., Makarios: Faith and Power. New York, 1972Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Paxton

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations