Revolts and Power Negotiating in Ottoman Cyprus during the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
AuthorMichael, Michalis N.
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The main purpose of this article is to combine all information regarding the major revolts between 1804 and 1833 in Cyprus and extract conclusions regarding the framework but also the meaning of these revolts. These events relate to the great revolt of 1804, which lasted for almost a year, the events of July 1821, which are, in a way, a continuation of the revolt of 1804, and the three parallel revolts of 1833, revolts that seem to question Ottoman legality on the island. Beyond their classic content, these revolts demonstrate that often the reaction to the abuse of power by the local Ottoman administration, whether armed or in the form of a revolt, also functioned as a field of negotiation for various, parallel elements. For instance, it functioned as a negotiation in relation to the effort to cancel exhaustive policies, especially those related to taxation, and they were also a negotiation in regards to the constantly changing Ottoman frameworkthat is, a framework that was leading to reaction, especially by the Muslim population. Lastly, it was a negotiation for the authorities of the local administration, both Muslim and non-Muslim. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Archivum Ottomanicum is the property of Otto Harrassowitz Verlag and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)