Category Archives: Cyprus


CEZAYIR   al-Cezayir, The Islands. Ottoman province, first formed in 1533, under the authority of the Grand Admiral and consisting of the islands of the Aegean, the region around Izmir, some of the lands bordering the Straits, central Greece, and the … Continue reading

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BOURBON     Bourbonnais (pays). Medieval lordship, later a Duchy;   An Ancien Régime gouvernement. Situated in central France, north of the Massif Central, and focussed on the River Allier.   The castle of Bourbon l’Archambault, as it became known from the Christian … Continue reading

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AKROTIRI British Sovereign Base Area in southernmost Cyprus. The base extends along both Episkopi and Akrotiri Bays;  the village of Akrotiri stands on the peninsula between them.  There is a second SBA at DHEKELIA in the east of the island, … Continue reading

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