British Imperialism and Turkish Nationalism in Cyprus, 1923-1939

Divide, Define and Rule

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Abstract

As Cyprus experienced British imperial rule between 1878 and 1960, Greek and Turkish nationalism on the island developed at different times and at different speeds. Relations between Turkish Cypriots and the British on the one hand, and Greek Cypriots and the British on the other, were often asymmetrical with the Muslim community undergoing an enormous change in terms of national/ethnic identity and class characteristics. Turkish Cypriot nationalism developed belatedly as a militant nationalist and anti-Enosis movement. This book explores the relationship between the emergence of Turkish national identity and British colonial rule in the 1920s and 1930s.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)9781138221291
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameEmpires in Perspective
PublisherRoutledge

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Nationalism
British Imperialism
Cyprus
Colonial Rule
1920s
National Identity
Asymmetrical
Muslim Community
1930s
Ethnic Identity
Nationalists
Militants

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British Imperialism and Turkish Nationalism in Cyprus, 1923-1939 : Divide, Define and Rule. / Xypolia, Ilia.

Routledge, 2017. 232 p. (Empires in Perspective).

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