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CYPRUS

HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE.

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LONDON:
W. H. ALLEN & CO., 13, WATERLOO PLACE.

Publishers to the Jndia Dflice.

1878.

INTRODUCTION.

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The sudden interest created by recent political events in everything relating to Cyprus, an island which, from its geographical position, seems destined to play no unimportant part in modern history, has rendered the appearance of Herr von Löher's narrative of his recent journeyings through the length and breadth of that country extremely welcome. It is therefore with much pleasure we have received permis-. sion from the Author to lay before the British Public an adaptation of his book (only published during the last few days) which seems well suited to supply information, such as is at present much needed in England.

The island of Cyprus from the first dawn of civilisation has been classic ground, extremely interesting to antiquaries, and its history throughout the Middle Ages is largely blended with tales of chivalry and romantic incidents, such as in these

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