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Wright, G R
Cypriot Connections: An Archaeological Chronicle
volume: 53
pages/dimensions: 214 pages
language: English
binding: Book (Hardback)
dimensions: 21.50 × 30.00 cm
publishing date: 09.01.2010
prices: 39,90 Eur[D] / 41,10 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-06301-2
39,90 Eur

The papers collected in "Cypriot Connections" were written by G.R.H. Wright, a Cyprus resident of more than 50 years, during the latter half of the last century when the island was experiencing major changes. The selection was chosen to encompass every designated period in the archaeological classification of Cypriote antiquity, and to illustrate modern concerns with Cyprus in antiquity. It represents an important tribute to the personality of the Island of Cyprus and to its long and idiosyncratic history.
Cyprus is a land of astounding variety within a narrow compass: quiet coastal plains, embattled mountain ranges, desert tracts, and a snow capped massif. These landscapes sound many tones with one deeper tone sustained, recognized by the ancients as the 'Cypriot Character'. The papers are chosen for their variety of subject. They include studies of the history of ceramics, building and religion, and of political and legal history. They are arranged in chronological order, extending over a span of 10,000 years. Thus, they afford some idea of the Cypriot character as it has endured across the ages.