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A History of Limassol in Cyprus from Antiquity to the Ottoman Conquest

Editor(s): Angel Nicolaou Konnari, Chris Schabel
Contributors: Antoine Hermary, Michalis Olympios, Chris Schabel, Angel Nicolaou-Konnari, Laurence Alpe, Tassos Papacostas;

Book Description

This volume is the first scholarly work in English examining the history of the town and district of Limassol in Cyprus from antiquity to the 1570/1 Ottoman conquest of the island. Based on original research and adopting a multidisciplinary approach, six established scholars study Limassol’s political, social, and economic history, as well as its artistic and cultural contribution in ancient, Byzantine, Frankish, and Venetian times. A second volume will explore the history of Limassol up to 1960.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7561-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7561-9
Date of Publication: 01/05/2015
Pages / Size: 652 / A5
Price: £73.99


Angel Nicolaou-Konnari is Associate Professor of the History of Hellenism under Latin Rule at the University of Cyprus. She received her PhD from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff, in 1999. Her research interests focus on the Latin-ruled Greek world and, particularly, the history of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus. Her main publications include a diplomatic edition of the Chronicle of Leontios Makhairas (with M. Pieris, 2003), the collective volume Cyprus: Society and Culture 1191–1374 (edited with C. Schabel, 2005), and the proceedings of the conference ‘La Serenissima’ and ‘La Nobilissima’: Venice in Cyprus and Cyprus in Venice (as editor, 2009).

Chris Schabel is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Cyprus, specialising in later medieval intellectual history and the Latin East. He received his PhD from the University of Iowa in 1994, and is editor of the journal Vivarium. His publications include Theology at Paris, 1316–1345 (2000); Theological Quodlibeta in the Middle Ages (as editor and in two volumes, 2006–2007); Francis of Marchia – Theologian and Philosopher (edited with R.L. Friedman, 2006); Gerald Odonis, Doctor Moralis and Franciscan Minister General (edited with W.O. Duba, 2009); and Medieval Supposition Theory Revisited (edited with E.P. Bos, H.A.G. Braakhuis, W.O. Duba, and C.H. Kneepkens, 2013).