D. Michaelides (ed.), Historic Nicosia, Rimal Publications, Nicosia 2012, ISBN: 9789963610457, 404 p.

Historic Nicosia is the first comprehensive and scholarly history of the capital of Cyprus – from the earliest times until the island’s independence in 1960. Leading historians and academics guide the reader through the major epochs, drawing on classic sources as well as the latest scholarship emanating from the study of ancient documents and archaeological discoveries. Each chapter contains a rich section of colour and black-and-white photographs, maps and illustrations, some published here for the first time.

The book contains six chapters: I. Nicosia: From the Beginnings to Roman Ledroi (Dr Demetrios Michaelides and Dr Despina Pilides), II. Byzantine Nicosia 650-1191 (Dr Tassos Papacostas), III. Frankish and Venetian Nicosia 1191-1570. The Capital of the Sweet Land of Cyprus (Dr Nicholas Coureas, Dr Gilles Grivaud and Dr Chris Schabel), IV. Nicosia Under Ottoman Rule 1570-1878. History and Administration (Dr Ioannis Theocharides and Dr Theocharis Stavrides), V. Nicosia Under Ottoman Rule 1570-1878. The Town, The People, and Aspects of Material Life (Dr Euphrosyne Rizopoulou-Egoumenidou), VI. Nicosia Under British Rule 1878-1960 (Dr Diana Markides).