By Ronald Jennings
Wrested from the rule of thumb of the Venetians, the island of Cyprus took on cultural shadings of huge complexity as a brand new province of the Ottoman empire, related to the obligatory migration of thousands of Muslim Turks to the island from the close by Karamna province, the conversion of enormous numbers of local Greek Orthodox Christians to Islam, an abortive plan to settle Jews there, and the situations of islanders who had previously been held by way of the venetians. Delving into modern archival documents of the lte 16th and early 17th conturies, fairly judicial refisters, Professor Jennings uncovers the island society as visible via neighborhood legislation courts, public works, and charitable institutions.
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Christians and Muslims in Ottoman Cyprus and the Mediterranean World, 1571-1640 (International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory) by Ronald Jennings