Cloth $22.95 ISBN: 9781907973918 Will Publish February 2015 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

The Geckos of Bellapais

Memories of Cyprus

Joachim Sartorius

Joachim Sartorius

Distributed for Haus Publishing

Translated by Stephen Brown
178 pages | 4 1/2 x 8 1/4 | © 2014
Cloth $22.95 ISBN: 9781907973918 Will Publish February 2015 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
The history of the island of Cyprus is, in many ways, an important part of world history. Coveted by a succession of foreign powers, it was repeatedly occupied; the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, crusaders, Venetians, Genoese, Ottomans, and British, and they all left their mark. Aside from the Roman and early-Byzantine ruins of Salamis, the most impressive monuments date from the Frankish and Venetian times: the Abbey of Bellapais, the fortified harbour of Kyrenia, the magnificent cathedrals of Nicosia, and Famagusta – the setting for Shakespeare’s Othello. In The Geckos of Bellapais we see the cultures and legends, the colours and the light of the Levant, the sediments of the island’s history, including its division after the Turkish invasion of 1974 and the difficulties that followed.
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