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Nicosia free pdf The book gives a narrative and a photographic description of the history of the walled city from the Bronze Age, the hellenistic and the roman period, to the rich Byzantine past of the city, the medieval period that offered the city its actual topography, down to the Ottoman and English Rule, and its history as the capital of the Republic of Cyprus since 1960. The book is divided into two main sections: the historical description and the photographic one. The descriptions during antiquity come mainly from excavations and reports, whereas the description of the medieval period (French and Venetian) is richly illustrated with maps and photographs of the French Lusignan monuments, and the original Venetian fortifications depicting thus the importance of Nicosia as the last stronghold of Christianity. The book, and the accompanying map describe the quarters and the monuments of the city as they stand today, 36 years after the Turkish invasion of 1974, the last divided city in the world. The book contains an important bibliography.

About Anna Marangou

Anna Marangou is an archaeologist and an art historian living in Cyprus. She has published a series of books that deal with the cultural heritage of the island and the history of its cities. She has a deep knowledge of the ancient and the medieval periods and a master on the modern history of Cyprus. She has published a number of books concerning the looting of the cultural heritage of Cyprus (i.e. the case of Luigi Palma di Cesnola), but also of the recent looting after the Turkish invasion of 1974. She lectures in schools about the safeguarding of the two medieval towns of Cyprus, Nicosia and Famagusta.

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Author : Anna Marangou
Publisher : Koutas Andreas - Anna Maragkou
Data Published : 15 May 2011
ISBN : 9963967922
EAN : 9789963967926
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 427 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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