The Harbour of all this Sea and Realm
Crusader to Venetian Famagusta
The Harbour of All This Sea and Realm offers an overview of the Lusignan, Genoese and Venetian history of the main port city of Cyprus, a Mediterranean crossroads. The essays contribute to the understanding of Famagusta's social and administrative structure, as well as the influences on its architectural, artisan, and art historical heritage from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries. We read of crusader bishops from central France, metalworkers from Asia Minor, mercenaries from Genoa, refugees from Acre, and traders from Venice. The themes of the city's diasporas and cultural hybridity permeate and unify the essays in this collaborative effort. Some of the studies use archival sources to reconstruct the early stages of appearances of various buildings. Such research is of vital importance, given the threat to Famagusta's medieval and early modern heritage by its use as a military base since 1974.
About the Authors
Tamás Kiss holds an MPhil degree in English and Drama from Queen Mary University (London), an MA in English from EL TE (Budapest), an MA in Turkish and Ottoman Studies from EL TE, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Central European University's Medieval Studies Department in Budapest as well as a New Europe College Fellow in Bucharest.
Nicholas S.H. Coureas studied ancient and medieval history at the University of London and currently works as a Senior Researcher at the Cyprus Research Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus.
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