List of Figures INTRODUCTION THEME I: "a duty to protect and improve" Chapter One: British informal influence in Ottoman Cyprus Strategy and the "good government" argument British consuls in Cyprus before 1878 Chapter Two: Britons and Cyprus in 1878 Cyprus in the British imagination Photographers Visions of wealth Cyprus and the British Museum Chapter Three: The beginnings of British Cyprus Sir Garnet Wolseley, first High Commissioner of Cyprus Wolseley's men Chapter Four: The foundations of "good government" Representative government and the court system The reform of the Zaptiehs Public works and the problem of the tribute Imperial maps and land tenure Chapter Five: Governing the plural society Defining the plural society on Cyprus The plural society after 1878 Politics in Turkish and Greek schools THEME II: "A RICH REWARD TO CAPITALISTS AND LABOUR" Chapter Six: Revenue for the Empire Commerce and trade before 1878 The colonies as Imperial resource: Commerce and trade after 1878 The Cyprus wine trade Chapter Seven: Sanitation, reforestation, and colonial science Sanitation and the problem of disease The problems of locusts and goats Reforestation and the botanical experts Chapter Eight: Cyprus as Imperial Estate Cyprus development and Colonial Office cooperation Walter Sendall and Cyprus development THEME III: THE MANTLE OF BRITISHNESS Chapter Nine: Britishness in Cyprus Britishness in Ottoman Cyprus British women in Cyprus Religion, missions, and social progress
Cyprus was crucial to British imperial ambitions in the East as the Ottoman Empire became increasingly fragile in the nineteenth century. This title assesses education and labour policy, agriculture, harbour development and tourism and demonstrates the impact of British colonialism on the Cypriot population.
Gail Ruth Hook completed her PhD in British and Imperial History at the University of Texas where she was supervised by Wm. Roger Louis. She is teaching at George Mason University.