The Pattern of Colonial Cyprus, 1878–1950

Robert Holland

in Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198205388
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676604 | DOI:
The Pattern of Colonial Cyprus, 1878–1950

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This chapter examines the political condition in colonial Cyprus during the period from 1878 to 1950. The 1950s represent a period of intense and bitter political conflict in Cyprus between the British and the Greek Cypriots. This was triggered by the refusal of Britain to grant Cyprus Enosis since 1878. Political mobilization, as embodied in the church by plebiscite on the one side, and the temptation of special powers for the colonial government on the other, were mirror images of the hostile forces set in motion.

Keywords: colonial Cyprus; political conflict; Britain; Greek Cypriots; colonial government

Chapter.  10242 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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