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A strategic outpost in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus was vital to British imperial ambitions in the East as the Ottoman Empire grew increasingly fragile in the nineteenth century. Here, Gail Dallas Hook describes the British occupation of Cyprus from 1878 to 1914, during which British government, science, and capital investment were installed alongside a new British colonial community, building 'British Cyprus' long before the island became a formal part of the British Empire. Protectorate Cyprus further demonstrates how the British attempted to bring 'good government' to Cyprus yet failed to resolve the issues of Muslim and Greek Orthodox divisions. It is a unique representation of Britain's 'informal empire' before World War I that has been little studied. Protectorate Cyprus is a crucial addition to the history of the British Empire.
|Publication date:||19th March 2020|
|Author:||Gail Dallas (George Mason University, USA) Hook|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Colonialism & imperialism, Geopolitics, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Social & cultural history,|
Gail Ruth Hook completed her PhD in British and Imperial History at the University of Texas where she was supervised by Wm. Roger Louis. She is teaching at George Mason University.More About Gail Dallas (George Mason University, USA) Hook