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Imagining the Modern: The Cultures of Nationalism in Cyprus
This book argues that two conflicting styles of nationalist imagination led to the violent rending of Cyprus in 1974 and sustained that division over decades. Based on comparative research in both southern and northern Cyprus, the work demonstrates how the conflict emerged through Cypriots' encounters with modernity under British colonialism, and through a consequent re-im ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 15th 2004 by I. B. Tauris
(first published August 15th 2004)
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http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/1173275...[return][return]Rebecca Bryant's Imagining the Modern: The Cultures of Nationalism in Cyprus was strongly recommended to me by a senior Cypriot contact (who admitted however not having read it himself). I will recommend to him that he should give it another try. [return][return]Bryant has dug down through the historical records to find the roots of how Christian and Muslim Cypriots came to define themselves as Greeks and Turks, and comes up with a couple o ...more