The Architectural Landscape in Cyprus has been Influenced by Numerous Cultural: A Part from The Book Chapter : A Historical Overview of Seismic –Resilient Architecture in Cyprus

It is noteworthy that the architectural landscape in Cyprus has been influenced by numerous cultural, political, and economic factors spanning centuries, ranging from the Lusignans (Frankish), Venetians, Ottoman period, British colonialism, and the contemporary era. The Frankish period in Cyprus, marked by the rule of the Lusignan dynasty from the late 12th to the late 15th century. The architecture from this era often exhibits a blend of Western (Gothic) and Eastern (Byzantine and Islamic) influences, creating unique hybrid styles that reflect the island’s diverse cultural fabric. One of the most significant periods in Cypriot history was the Venetian Empire’s rule, which lasted from 1489 to 1570-71.

Author(s) Details:

Georgios Xekalakis,
Frederick Research Center, Pallouriotissa, Nicosia 1036, Cyprus.

Petros Christou,
Frederick University Cyprus, Y. Frederickou 7, Nicosia 1036, Cyprus.

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