Chrysovalantis Kyriacou

Dr Chrysovalantis Kyriacou

Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History
  • Theological School of the Church of Cyprus
    1-7 Isocratous, 1016, Nicosia, Cyprus
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Dr Chrysovalantis Kyriacou is Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History at the Theological School of the Church of Cyprus. A Byzantinist by training, Dr Kyriacou has taught at the University of Cyprus, European University Cyprus and Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests cover ecclesiastical history and historiography, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period. Dr Kyriacou is the author of four monographs, including Orthodox Cyprus under the Latins, 1191–1571: Society, Spirituality, and Identities (Lexington Books: New York–London, 2018).

Monographs (reviewed)

  1. (Edited volume), Χριστιανική ετερότητα και συνύπαρξη πριν και μετά την οθωμανική κατάκτηση: Η Κύπρος στο μεταίχμιο δύο κόσμων (16ος-17ος αι.) (Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation: Lefkosia/Nicosia, 2021)
  2. Κυπροβενετικά. Στοιχεία θρησκευτικής ανθρωπογεωγραφίας της βενετοκρατούμενης Κύπρου από τον κώδικα Β-030 του Πολιτιστικού Ιδρύματος Τράπεζας Κύπρου. Εισαγωγή, διπλωματική έκδοση, μετάφραση και σχόλια (Holy Monastery of Kykkos Museum: Lefkosia/Nicosia, 2019) [preface by S. Perdikis].
  3. Orthodox Cyprus under the Latins, 1191–1571: Society, Spirituality, and Identities (Lexington Books: New York–London, 2018). Reviewed in Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes, 48 (2018), 238-241 (Ph. Trélat); The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 71:1 (2020), 166-168 (N. Coureas); and Diogenes, 9 (2020), 29-31 (F. Fujita)

Published Articles and Book Chapters (Reviewed)

  1. «Νήσος Ορθοδόξων: ο Αρχιμανδρίτης Κυπριανός και η θρησκευτική ανθρωπογεωγραφία της μεσαιωνικής και πρώιμης νεότερης Κύπρου», Βυζαντινά Σύμμεικτα, 32 (2022), 103-145.
  2. «The Empire Strikes Back: Multi-Faith Cyprus and Byzantine Orthodox Culture in Seventeenth-Century Eastern Mediterranean», Cerae, 8 (2021), 3-34
  3. (with Dr Charalambos Dendrinos), «The Encomium on St Barnabas by Alexander the Monk: ecclesiastical and imperial politics in 6th-century Byzantium», Κυπριακή Αγιολογία. Πρακτικά ΒΔιεθνούς Συνεδρίου, ed. Th. X. Yiangou, C. Kakkoura, C. Christodoulou, N. Papantoniou (Holy Metropolis of Constantia-Ammochostos: Hagia Napa-Paralimni, 2021), 374-415
  4. «Saints, Sacred Trees, and Snakes: Popular Religion, Hierotopy, Byzantine Culture, and Insularity in Cyprus during the Long Middle Ages», Religions, 12:9 (2021), 1-28, at
  5. «A microhistory of monastic networks in Late Antique Mediterranean», Post Augustum, 4 (2020), 32-39, available at mediterranean-p-32-39/
  6. «Βυζαντινή Κύπρος ΙΙ: Μέση Βυζαντινή Περίοδος (649–1191)», Ιστορία της Κύπρου, vol. 2, ed. S. Neocleous (Ecumenical Hellenism Foundation: Athens, 2020), 3-33.
  7. «Martyrdom, Memory and Sacred Topography in Early Christian Salamis», Salamis of Cyprus from the Earliest Times to the Late Antiquity, Schriften des Instituts für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, vol. 13, ed. S. Rogge–Chr. Ioannou–Th. Mavrojannis (Waxmann: Münster–New York, 2019), 747-760.
  8. «Η Σαλαμίνα Χριστιανική Μητρόπολις Κύπρου (3ος–4ος αι. μ.Χ.)», Κυπριακαί Σπουδαί, 74 (2010), 39- 55.