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The Cyprus Tribute and Geopolitics in the Levant, 1875–1960

Authors: Markides, Diana

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  • Examines the Cyprus Tribute within the framework of the Eastern Question and Ottoman bankruptcy
  • Analyses how Anglo-Cypriot relations were impacted by the Cyprus Tribute and subsequent fiscal policies
  • Uses the Cyprus Tribute as a prism through which to scrutinise political developments of the time
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This book examines the history of the Cyprus Tribute, and takes a longer and broader view of the issue than previous studies. It analyses the regional context of the decision to use revenue surpluses for the repayment of debt within the framework of the Eastern Question and Ottoman bankruptcy. We see that the island was always strategically and financially overshadowed by Egypt. Scrutinising political developments in Cyprus through the prism of the tribute issue facilitates a better understanding of its considerable effect on them. The absence of any imperial role for Cyprus as a 'place d’armes’ meant that there was no imperial interest in funding the infrastructural development of the island. British policy was treasury-driven. Diana Markides analyses why it failed, and how its failure resulted in the local colonial government having to impose a deeply unpopular fiscal policy, for which there was no adequate explanation. She examines the extent to which local resistance to this policy affected not only constitutional development on the island and Anglo-Cypriot relations, but the nature of the relations between the two major communities.


About the authors

Diana Markides is a historian specialising in the colonial history of Cyprus in a regional perspective. Previously she was Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, UK. She has published widely on the modern history of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, and is the author of Cyprus 1957-1963: From Colonial Conflict to Constitutional Crisis (2001).  She is also co-author, with Robert Holland, of The British and the Hellenes (2006), which was co-winner of the Runciman Award in 2007. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Bonds and Bridgeheads: The Geopolitical and Financial Context of the British Acquisition of Cyprus, 1875–1878

    Pages 1-24

    Markides, Diana

  • Creating Tributes: The Formal Establishment of the Cyprus Tribute in Context, 1878–1883

    Pages 25-53

    Markides, Diana

  • Bricks Without Straw: The Dilemmas of the British Administration in Cyprus, 1884–1900

    Pages 55-81

    Markides, Diana

  • The Cyprus Tribute in Times of Tumult: From Ottoman Suzerainty to British Colonial Rule, 1900–1925

    Pages 83-121

    Markides, Diana

  • In the Shadow of Egypt: The Abolition of the Ottoman Tribute in Cyprus 1924–1931

    Pages 123-171

    Markides, Diana

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eBook 41,64 €
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Hardcover 74,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-13776-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cyprus Tribute and Geopolitics in the Levant, 1875–1960
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13777-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13777-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13776-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 259
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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