Travels in the Island of Cyprus: Translated From the Italian of Giovanni Mariti (Classic Reprint) by Claude Delaval Cobham
- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Forgotten Books (November 26, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1330979273
Excerpt from Travels in the Island of Cyprus: Translated From the Italian of Giovanni Mariti The Ottoman Conquest of Cyprus in 1571 found, no less than the British Occupation of 1878, a goodly number of chroniclers, some of them eyewitnesses of the events which they described. Of the three hundred years which elapsed between these two noteworthy dates in Cypriot history we know very little. Visitors came and went, complained of the heat and the discomforts of travel, and commented with more or less acumen on the information which filtered to them through their interpreters. But to two writers we can appeal as authorities, both residents, intelligent men, and directly interested in knowing the true condition of the island. The first, the Abbe Giovanni Mariti, was for some years an official of the Imperial and Tuscan Consulates, and published at Lucca in 1769 his Viaggi per l' isola di Cipro. The second, Cyprianos, a native, and Archimandrite of the archbishop of Cyprus, published at Venice in 1788 his Chronological History of the Island of Cyprus. I have printed in the Excerpta Cypria a translation into English of the account given by the latter of Cypriot affairs between 1571 and 1788. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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