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By Luca Zavagno

ISBN-10: 1138243310

ISBN-13: 9781138243316

Research on early medieval Cyprus has enthusiastic about the overdue vintage "golden age" (late fourth/early 5th to 7th century) and the so-called Byzantine "Reconquista" (post-AD 965) whereas overlooking the intervening interval. This section used to be characterised, supposedly, by means of the department of the political sovereignty among the Umayyads and the Byzantines, bringing in regards to the social and demographic dislocation of the inhabitants of the island. This e-book proposes a special tale of continuities and gradual adjustments within the destiny of Cyprus among the overdue 6th and the early 9th centuries.


Analysis of latest archaeological evidence indicates symptoms of a continual hyperlink to Constantinople. in addition, including a reassessment of the literary proof, archaeology and fabric tradition aid us to reappraise the effect of Arab naval raids and contextualize the confrontational episodes through the ebb and movement of japanese Mediterranean heritage: the political impact of the Caliphate seemed greater within the moment 1/2 the 7th century, the executive and ecclesiastical impression of the Byzantine empire used to be held sway from the start of the 8th to the 12th century. while the island retained sound advertisement ties with the Umayyad Levant within the 7th and 8th centuries, whilst politically and economically it remained a part of the Byzantine sphere. This belies the belief of Cyprus as an autonomous province purely loosely tied to Constantinople and permits us to attract a unique photograph of the cultural identities, political practices and hierarchy of wealth and gear in Cyprus in the course of the passage from overdue Antiquity to the early center Ages.

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