Cypriot Nationalisms in Context

History, Identity and Politics

  • Thekla Kyritsi
  • Nikos Christofis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Nikos Christofis, Thekla Kyritsi
    Pages 1-22
  3. Early Agents of Nationalism

  4. Moments of a Mass Movement

  5. National Identity and the Development of Prejudice

  6. The Local and the Global

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-340

About this book


This book explores the different perspectives and historical moments of nationalism in Cyprus. It does this by looking at nationalism as a form of identity, as a form of ideology, and as a form of politics. The fifteen contributors to this book are scholars of different scientific backgrounds and present Cypriot nationalisms from an interdisciplinary framework, including approaches such as history, political science, psychology, and gender studies. The chapters take a historical approach to nationalism and argue that the world of nations, ethnic identity, and national ideology are neither eternal, nor ahistorical nor primordial, but are rather socially constructed and function within particular historical and social contexts. As a land that was, and still is, marked by opposed nationalisms – that is, Greek and Turkish – Cyprus constitutes a fertile ground for examining the history, the dynamics, and the dialectics of nationalism.


Ottoman Empire Religion Politics Identity Turkish, Greek Far-right Ethnic minorities Maronites, Armenians, Latins Ideology Gender National Other Legislative Council “X” Organization Reunification Rolandos Katsiaounis

Editors and affiliations

  • Thekla Kyritsi
    • 1
  • Nikos Christofis
    • 2
  1. 1.Political Science and HistoryPanteion University of Social and Political SciencesAthensGreece
  2. 2.Center for Turkish Studies and School of History and CivilizationShaanxi Normal UniversityXi’anChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97803-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97804-8
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