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Cyprus and the politics of memory: history, community and conflict

Bryant, Rebecca and Papadakis, Yiannis, eds. (2012) Cyprus and the politics of memory: history, community and conflict. International library of twentieth century history. I.B. Tauris, London. ISBN 9781780761077

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The island of Cyprus has been bitterly divided for more than four decades. One of the most divisive elements of the Cyprus conflict is the writing of its history, a history called on by both communities to justify and explain their own notions of justice. While for Greek Cypriots the history of Cyprus begins with ancient Greece, for the Turkish Cypriot community the history of the island begins with the Ottoman conquest of 1571. The singular narratives both sides often employ to tell the story of the island are, as this volume argues, a means of continuing the battle which has torn the island apart, and an obstacle to resolution. Cyprus and the Politics of Memory re-orientates history-writing on Cyprus from a tool of division to a form of dialogue, and explores a way forward for the future of conflict resolution in the region.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Editors
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 10:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 23:21

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