The Elusive Polity: Imagining and Contesting Colonial Authority in Cyprus during the 1930s

  title={The Elusive Polity: Imagining and Contesting Colonial Authority in Cyprus during the 1930s},
  author={Alexis Rappas},
  journal={Journal of Modern Greek Studies},
  pages={363 - 397}
  • Alexis Rappas
  • Published 19 November 2008
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Modern Greek Studies
In 1931, an uprising of Greek Cypriots proclaiming “Enosis” (political union of Cyprus [with Greece]) swept the island of Cyprus, then a British colony. Rapidly recovering from the initial shock, British authorities seized the opportunity to abolish representative institutions (long considered an impediment to the sound administration of the island) and impose limitations on freedom of expression. Under Governor Sir Richmond Palmer, an era of authoritarian rule began. The broader aim of British… 

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