A history of Cyprus. Volume 2 The Frankish period, 1192-1432 / George Hill.

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Other titles
  • Frankish period, 1192-1432
Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2011
Physical description
1 online resource (xl, 496 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white), digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN
  • 0-511-75171-0
Notes
  • English
  • Also issued in print: 2010.
  • Originally published: Cambridge: University Press, 1948.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 23, 2020).
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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  • specialized
  • Specialized.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • cartographic image
  • Illustrated
  • still image
  • text
Language
  • English
  • Sir George Francis Hill, was perhaps best known as a numismatist, although his scholarly interests & accomplishments included a range of time periods & subjects. A classicist by training, Hill built his career at the British Museum's department of coins & medals. In his 43 years there he produced volumes on coins of antiquity; Greek history & art; coins, heraldry, & iconography of medieval & Renaissance Italy; & treasure troves. In 1931 Hill became the Museum's director & principal librarian, the first archaeologist to hold this post. His four-volume History of Cyprus (1940-52) ranged from Cyprus's earliest years to the 20th century, & became the standard text on the subject. It is a valuable resource for scholars of the country, of antiquity & of the Mediterranean world. Volume 2 commences Hill's investigation of the Frankish period (1192-1432), which he continues in Volume 3.

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