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Cyprus in World War II: Politics and Conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean

Cyprus in World War II: Politics and Conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean
Anastasia Yiangou

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World War II marked a pivotal point in the history of Cyprus, yet surprisingly, this period of the island's history has been little studied to date. Anastasia Yiangou here provides the first major study of the impact of World War II on the political development of Cyprus. In doing so she traces shifting Cypriot attitudes to the war and the formation of a triangular conflict in the island between the Left, Right and British colonial power. She explains how the British and Cypriots fought a war alongside each other, yet remained far apart in discussions on the future of the island. Yiangou's original and compelling analysis highlights how the post-1945 landscape of Cypriot political struggles was shaped by forces set in motion during the war itself.

Author Info

Anastasia Yiangou received a PhD from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London in 2009. She has taught at the University of Cyprus and the European University Cyprus.

Bibliographic Info

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

ISBN: 9781780761336
Publication Date: 29 Apr 2012
Number of Pages: 272
Height: 216
Width: 134
Illustrations: 8pp bw plates

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