Mediterranean Perspectives

The Armenian Church of Famagusta and the Complexity of Cypriot Heritage

Prayers Long Silent

Editors: Walsh, Michael J.K. (Ed.)

  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the growth of Cypriot culture and history through the lens of the Armenian Church
  • Features leading experts exploring new primary source material
  • Appeals to thoroughly interdisciplinary scholars, particularly historians, art historians, religious scholars, political scientists, and anthropologists
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This book explores seven centuries of change in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean world through the rise and fall of Famagusta’s medieval Armenian Church. An examination of the complex and its art escorts the reader from the era of the Crusades in Lusignan Cyprus, through the rise and fall of the Venetian, Ottoman and British Empires, to the political stasis of the present day. The Armenian church was a home for displaced villagers during the post-independence era, became a military storage facility post-1974 and eventually fell into abandonment once again.  

This study represents a pioneering history of the Armenian community in Famagusta and a probing analysis of the art and architecture it left behind. It is also a permanent record of the long-term engagement and commitment of Nanyang Technological University Singapore, the World Monuments Fund, and the Famagusta Municipality to protect this precious site, under extremely challenging circumstances.


About the authors

Michael J. K. Walsh, who led this project, has edited and co-edited several books on Famagusta, including Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta (2012), Crusader to Venetian Famagusta (2014) and City of Empires: Ottoman and British Famagusta (2015). He is Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Armenian Church Project: Heritage Welfare in an Unrecognized State

    Walsh, Michael J. K.

    Pages 1-40

  • Famagusta: A Lifeline for the Kingdom of Cilician Armenia

    Coureas, Nicholas

    Pages 43-60

  • The Armenian Monastic Complex of St. Mary, Famagusta

    Kouymjian, Dickran

    Pages 61-97

  • The Painted Program of the Armenian Church in Light of Recent Discoveries

    Bacci, Michele

    Pages 99-124

  • On the Interpretation of the Crosses Carved on the External Walls of the Armenian Church in Famagusta

    Grigoryan, Gohar

    Pages 125-141

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48502-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48501-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Armenian Church of Famagusta and the Complexity of Cypriot Heritage
Book Subtitle
Prayers Long Silent
Editors
  • Michael J.K. Walsh
Series Title
Mediterranean Perspectives
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48502-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48502-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48501-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 369
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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