Landholding and landscape in Ottoman Cyprus

Given, M. and Hadjianastasis, M. (2010) Landholding and landscape in Ottoman Cyprus. Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 34(1), pp. 38-60. (doi:10.1179/030701310X12572436087055)

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Abstract

In Ottoman Cyprus (1571–1878), social organization was based above all on the ownership and exploitation of agricultural land. The social relations, economic processes and daily practices of landowning elites and peasant farmers alike were structured by their relationship with the land. In this article, historical and archaeological data are integrated in order to investigate the development of social organization by focusing on landholding and landscape. In particular, it examines the role, identity and material culture of the new Cypriot/Ottoman elite, the commercialization of agriculture as expressed in the economy and the landscape, and the daily routine experiences of communities in the landscape.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Cyprus, Ottoman, landscape, archaeological survey, land use, history, archaeology
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Given, Dr Michael
Authors: Given, M., and Hadjianastasis, M.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Journal Abbr.:BMGS
Publisher:Maney Publishing on behalf of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
ISSN:0307-0131
ISSN (Online):1749-625X
Published Online:01 January 2010
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
First Published:First published in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 34(1):38-60
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher.

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