Law and Order in Medieval Cyprus

Cyprus Weekly: An article by reporter Barbara Lyssarides looks at the fascinating -- and often dangerous -- history of medieval Cyprus. The island of Cyprus has a rich and colorful history. One of the most colorful time periods was the Lusignan dynasty begun in 1192 by crusader knight Guy de Lusignan and continuing for the next three hundred years. It was a time when thieves, and homosexuals were executed and trials were often decided by combat.

In her article for Cyprus Weekly, reporter Barbara Lyssarides traces some of the history and law of the island. To read the article, click on the header above.