Print details Printable details


Making History in Cyprus: Colonialism, Nationalism and the Classical Heritage

Making History in Cyprus: Colonialism, Nationalism and the Classical Heritage
Angela S. Michael

  • Hardback | Not Yet Published | £69.00

    Email me when available


During the past century, classical Greek culture has provided modern Cyprus with both the inspiration for political thought and action and the main prop of its national identity. Angela Michael here provides a study of the subject with the theoretical underpinning of post-colonialism and nationalism and shows how archaeology of ancient sites and monuments of classical architecture have been a major stimulus of nationalism and national awareness. The Greek classical heritage in Cyprus was also a major inspiration in the struggle against the British Colonial administration and has been used relentlessly by the modern state as a major tool in 'education for the nation' in schools of every grade, colleges and universities. The same theme is also played out in the media, especially by the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, and television - CyBC1 and 2 - to emphasise 'national' attitudes rooted in classical Greek culture. State-sponsored tourism is also vital for earning foreign currency and showing the 'nation' to the world and here too, linkage to the glories of ancient civilizations is a well-used technique.

This is an original and stimulating study of cultural nationalism for those involved in research into nationalism, post-colonial theory, decolonisation and the modern history of Cyprus.

Author Info

Angela S. Michael holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Series: International Library of Colonial History

ISBN: 9781845117771
Publication Date: 30 Nov 2018
Number of Pages: 288
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 16 b/w integrated

Also of Interest

Britain and the Collapse of the Ottoman Empire: British Diplomacy and the Birth of the Modern Middle East

Britain and the Collapse of the Ottoman Empire
Warren Dockter, Christopher Catherwood

The Reign of Mubarak Al-Sabah: Sheikh of Kuwait, 1896-1915

The Reign of Mubarak Al-Sabah
Salwa Al-Ghanem
£69.00 | $110.00

Distant Relations: Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 Years

Distant Relations
H. E. Chehabi, Hassan Mneimneh
£75.00 | $145.00

New Book Alerts

Sign up now

Powered by Google