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History of Cyprus



Book: The Island Everyone Wanted 

Ages: 9+ 

Relationship to country: This book tells the history of Cyprus

Book in a nutshell: (same)


First off, where is Cyprus? Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is in the middle of everything, like: Asia, Europe, Africa and last but not least the Middle East! This book tells about the history of Cyprus. They are literally the island everyone wanted! They were invaded by: (Take a deep breath) Greece, Rome, Persia, Egypt, Byzantine Empire, The Arab Empire, and that was just the Middle Ages. England came during the Crusades, and Richard the Lionheart got married on Cyprus. Then he sold the island to an assortment of people. After, the French took over for a whole 300 years! Later the Ottomans came and ruled Cyprus for another 300 years. 

This book tells you about the history of Cyprus all the way from olden times, to the middle ages, to modern times. You start reading about Cyprus but you don't even realize that you are also reading about different international events, like world war one. This book would be interesting for people who like reading about historical events in different countries.