Cypriot Cultural Details [Paperback]

Iosif Hadjikyriako (Editor); Mia Gaia Trentin (Editor)

ISBN: 9781785700668 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 234p, H242 x W170 (mm) black/white illustrations

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Cypriot Cultural Details


There are countless references to Cyprus in Venice: in palaces, primarily that of Queen Caterina Corner, in the church of Saints Giovanni e Paolo, where the skin of Mark Antonius Bragadin (the staunch defender of Famagusta) is guarded, in the spices, and especially in the wine of Cyprus (Commandaria), that is today still recalled in Venetian sayings. The Venetian past, too, has many references in Cyprus where evidence is focused on the fortresses and fortifications of Nicosia, Famagusta and Kerynia and in the lions that adorn them as well as in traditional dishes and language.

The papers presented here have been selected from 30 given at the 10th Annual Meeting of young researchers in Cypriot archaeology (POCA 10), held in Venice where it celebrated two important events: the 500th anniversary of the death of Caterina Cornaro (1454–1510) and the twinning of the cities of Venice and Larnaca. Papers cover a wide range of subjects reflecting the many centuries of trade in products (especially textiles) and the cultural exchange in ideas, religious practices and people between the island and City at various times from prehistory to the Ottoman period. Archaeological and historical data are brought together to showcase recent research.

Table of Contents

Preface by I. Hadjikyriakos, M. G. Trentin v
Precious cloths & prestige technologies: 3
textile production from Pyrgos-Mavrorachi
Federica Gonzato
Inspiration, integration, trade connections: 21
Some evidence for Cypriot jewellery in Dark Age Greece
Anna Paule
Ship graffiti in context: A preliminary study of Cypriot patterns 41
Maria Michail
Investigating the bone artifacts from Early and Middle Bronze Age Cyprus 67
Polyxeni Ellina
Between Near Eastern and Minoan/Mycenaean traditions 79
The representation of the palm tree in Late Bronze Age Cyprus
Ilaria Caloi
Tracing Hellenistic Salamis 97
Dimitris Vitas
Working with water 111
Procurement, consumption and water-based working activities
at Middle Bronze Age Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou (20092011 seasons)
Luca Bombardieri, Francesca Chelazzi, Marialucia Amadio
Urbanization and urban identity in Nicosia (13th16th centuries) 139
Philippe Trélat
Towards a history of the histories of Cyprus 161
Anna Cannavò
Some remarks on the beginning of the cult of Apollo in Cyprus 179
Yannick Vernet
Human bondage. The ultimate changes in the social status of parici 197
in Venetian Cyprus (15601571)
Katerina V. Korrè
The Venetian fabrics, their trade and use in Ottoman Cyprus: 211
the list of fabrics
Iosif Hadjikyriakos  

Reviews & Quotes

"Hadjikyriakos and Trentin should be congratulated for bringing together papers on such varied themes, for presenting a coherent work that successfully highlights understudied cultural details of the island, and for producing an aesthetically pleasing publication."
Paraskeva Charalambos
Journal of Greek Archaeology (06/12/2016)

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