Cyprus in World War II by Anastasia Yiangou

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World War II marked a pivotal point in the history of Cyprus, yet surprisingly, this period of the island's history has been little studied to date. Anastasia Yiangou here provides the first major study of the impact of World War II on the political development of Cyprus. In doing so, she traces shifting Cypriot attitudes to the war and the formation of a triangular conflict in the island between the Left, Right, and British colonial power. She explains how the British and Cypriots fought a war alongside each other, yet remained far apart in discussions on the future of the island. Yiangou's original and compelling analysis highlights how the post-1945 landscape of Cypriot political struggles was shaped by forces set in motion during the war itself.

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Anastasia Yiangou holds a PhD from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London in 2009. She has taught at the University of Cyprus and the European University, Cyprus.
Published May 15, 2012 by I. B. Tauris. 272 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction