Agriculture, Settlement and Landscape in Ottoman Cyprus
Abstract:The Ottoman period in Cyprus (1571–1878) has a wealth of archaeological material and relevant documentation, which is only now beginning to be exploited. After giving a brief overview of this data and its historical background this article explores the relationship between agriculture settlement and landscape during this period. Particularly relevant are the different types of rural site: villages, seasonal settlements, estates, monasteries, goat folds, field shelters, and water mills. An examination of this material in its landscape context allows an analysis of human activities within the landscape, such as settlement, travel, and labour, and the social and political relations that influenced them.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2000-01-01