Cyprus: A Modern History

Cyprus: A Modern History

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By (author) William Mallinson

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  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 24mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 9 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845118677
  • ISBN 13: 9781845118679
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 332,504

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In the troubled island of Cyprus, the national interests and rivalries of Greece and Turkey still collide, the population remains divided between the Greek and Turkish communities and the country is still a cat's paw of outside powers - especially the USA and the now resurgent Russia - as it has been since the acquisition of the island by Britain in 1878. These are problems that have been brought into sharp focus by Cyprus' entry into the European Union. William Mallinson's book is a fast-moving and incisive narrative history which portrays Cyprus as a continuing source of international tension in the Mediterranean and beyond. It features the latest source material from the recently released National Archive, vivid interviews with key players, even reports which raise awkward and embarrassing questions. His critical eye uncovers the underlying story of American and British involvement in the island's affairs, first as a key territory in Cold War politics with its close proximity to the Middle East and Asia and now as a key asset in the 'war on terror'.

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Author information

William Mallinson is a Lecturer at the Ionian University, Corfu, and Professor of Diplomatic History and head of the International Relations Department at New York College in Athens. He is a former diplomat and the author of Public Lies and Private Truths. Alan Sked is a Senior Lecturer in International History, London School of Economics.

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"'This is an extremely lively and controversial book. [William Mallinson's] views deserve to be read with respect and to be debated.' Alan Sked, Senior Lecturer in International History, London School of Economics 'Mallinson's is an important book that will be a great service to those who are interested in the Cyprus problem.' Tam Dalyell, former Father of the House of Commons"