Maps, fields, and boundary cairns: demarcation and resistance in colonial Cyprus

Given, M. (2002) Maps, fields, and boundary cairns: demarcation and resistance in colonial Cyprus. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 6(1), pp. 1-22. (doi: 10.1023/A:1014862125523)



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An important component of the administration and control of a colony by an external power was the demarcation and classification of the land and its people. This was certainly the case in Cyprus under British colonial rule (1878-1960), as three case studies demonstrate: the topographical survey of the island by H. H. Kitchener in 1878-1883; the cadastral survey of 1909-1929; and the work of the forest delimitation commission from 1881 to 1896. This was not achieved without resistance on a variety of levels. Ironically, part of the opposition came from the structure of the colonial demarcation and classification project itself.

Item Type:Articles
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Keywords:Cyprus, imperialism, resistance, cartography.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Given, Dr Michael
Authors: Given, M.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:International Journal of Historical Archaeology
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2004 Springer
First Published:First published in International Journal of Historical Archaeology 6(1):1-22
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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