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  Cyprus - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Greek Cypriot government claims to be the government of all Cyprus and is generally accepted as such, except by the Turkish community.
Under the separate constitution adopted by Turkish Cyprus in 1985, there is a president, council of ministers, and legislature similar to that in the south.
Cyprus became a member of the EU on 1 May 2004, but remained divided.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Cyprus   (1410 words)

 History of Cyprus - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Cyprus was not settled in the old stone age, which led to the survival of numerous dwarf forms, such as dwarf elephants (Elephas cypriotes) and pygmy hippos (Phanourios minutis) well into the Holocene.
The church of Cyprus achieved its independence from the Patriarch of Antioch at the Council of Ephesus in 431.
For the next 300 years, Cyprus was ruled jointly by both the Arabs and the Byzantines as a condominium, despite the nearly constant warfare between the two parties on the mainland.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /h/hi/history_of_cyprus.html   (5340 words)

 ABK Publications
In Emma Blake and A. Bernard Knapp (eds), Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory, pp.
1983 E.J. Peltenberg, Recent Developments in the Later Prehistory of Cyprus (P. Åström's Förlag: Göteborg, 1982), and D. Soren and J. Biers (Eds), Studies in Cypriote Archaeology, UCLA Institute of Archaeology, Monograph 18 (Los Angeles, 1981), in American Journal of Archaeology 87: 276-278.
2002 Stuart Swiny (ed.), The Earliest Prehistory of Cyprus: From Colonization to Exploitation.
www.gla.ac.uk /archaeology/staff/abk/abkrefs.html   (3221 words)

 ipedia.com: History of Cyprus Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
After local revolts he decided to sell the island to the Knights Templar, who were unable to hold the island because of further hostility among the local population due to tax raising.
A rebellion which took place on April 6 1192 made the Templars sell the island to Guy de Lusignan who established himself in May 1192.
This was the beginning of the Frankish (Lusignian) occupation of the island, establishing the Kingdom of Cyprus.
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