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The Final Days of British Rule in Cyprus
Dispatches and Diaries of Consul General Taylor Belcher and Edith Belcher

Edited by Paul W. Wallace, Andreas G. Orphanides and David W. Martin

The Final Days of British Rule in Cyprus
Paperback, 364 pages £16.00
Published: 2000
ISBN: 9780965170499
Format: 270mm x 211mm
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Subjects: Cultural and Social Studies, Greece and Cyprus Research Center, Sources for the History of Cyprus

This volume presents the diaries of Taylor and Edith Belcher, who frequently travelled to Cyprus and also had close links to the University at Albany. Indeed, the University Library has a room commemorated as the Taylor and Edith Belcher Cyprus Room. The diaries of the Belchers document Cyprus at a critical time and provide witness accounts of contemporary Cypriot history. A respect and affection for the Cypriot people is conveyed. Also included are the official dispatches of Taylor, the Consul General, to the State Department.


List of Names

Abbreviations and Glossary

CHAPTER 1: International Attention Focuses on Cyprus

(June 10 - October 22, 1957)

CHAPTER 2: United Nations Debate Causes Disorder in Cyprus

(October 22 - December 30, 1957)

CHAPTER 3: Talks Fail in Athens and Intercommunal Conflict Increases in Cyprus

(January 1 - May 28, 1958)

CHAPTER 4: Geunyeli Massacre and Escalating Violence

(June 1 - August 17, 1958)

CHAPTER 5: Macmillan Plan Rejected and American Vice Consul Shot

(August 18 - December 31, 1959)

CHAPTER 6: Cyprus to be Independent; Makarios Returns

(January 8 - December 31, 1959)

CHAPTER 7: The Preludes to Independence

(January 7 - June 14, 1960)



Andreas G. Orphanides is Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the President of the European Association of Higher Education Institutions (EURASHE) that represents over 1400 European universities, polytechnics and other higher education institutions

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 364 pages
 270mm x 211mm

BIC Code:
 Greece and Cyprus Research Center


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