The Geckos of Bellapais: Memories of Cyprus

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Originally published in 2013 as Mein Zypern by Mareverlag, Hamburg.
The history of the island of Cyprus is, in many ways, an important part of world history. Coveted by a succession of foreign powers, it was repeatedly occupied; the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, crusaders, Venetians, Genoese, Ottomans, and British, and they all left their mark. Aside from the Roman and early-Byzantine ruins of Salamis, the most impressive monuments date from the Frankish and Venetian times: the Abbey of Bellapais, the fortified harbour of Kyrenia, the magnificent cathedrals of Nicosia, and Famagusta - the setting for Shakespeare's Othello. In The Geckos of Bellapais we see the cultures and legends, the colours and the light of the Levant, the sediments of the island's history, including its division after the Turkish invasion of 1974 and the difficulties that followed.
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Weight 0.312000
Author Sartorius, Joachim
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Format Hardback
ISBN 9781907973918
Pages 178
Published 24/11/2014
Publisher The Armchair Traveller at the BookHaus
Section Travel Writing: General
Series Haus Publishing - Literary Travellers
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