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Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959
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Britain and the Revolt in Cyprus, 1954-1959

Robert Holland


This book provides a reconstruction of a major British decolonization. Charting the ‘inner history’ of a violent colonial Emergency, it provides a case-study of the dilemmas posed by the challenge of terrorism overseas after 1945. The book analyses the evolution of a political settlement which, almost uniquely in the British ‘end of empire’, slid beyond the United Kingdom's control. It considers the effects of the revolt on the politics of the surrounding region, particularly in relation to the emerging ethnic struggle between Greeks and Turks. The book offers a fresh perspective on Mediterran ... More

Keywords: decolonization, terrorism, political settlement, United Kingdom, revolt, Greece, Turkey, NATO, Suez Crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205388
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205388.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Holland, author