This volume presents sources about Cyprus from Scandinavia. Cyprus was an important island on the road to Jerusalem, for all European medieval pilgrims. Thus the sources produced here in translation show the diverse variety of influences from across the continent converging on Cyprus, from the Byzantine period to the 20th century. Sweden's close associations with Cypriot archaeology are also included.
Elisabeth Piltz is Professor Emerita in Byzantine art history at Uppsala University. She held the first international Byzantine congress on Scandinavia and Byzantium with the involvement of King Carl XVI Gustaf in 1979.Research projects include not only Scandinavia and Byzantine history, but also Ottoman architecture and Jean Tobias Sergel's French Correspondence.
Foreword Bibliography Swedes on Cyprus The Byzantine and Lusignan Periods King Eric 1103 Saint Bridget 1372 The Turkish Period Kahre 1642-3 Eneman 1713 Carleson 1733 Hasselqvist 1751 Akerblad 1788 Berggren 1822 The British Period Gjerstad 1933 The Republic of Cyprus Liffner and Claesson 1966 Beijbom and OErtegren 1973 Index Plates