Hazard, H. W. (ed.) / The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
XI: The Kingdom of Cyprus, 1369-1489, pp. 361-395 PDF (13.3 MB)
Ch. XI THE KINGDOM OF CYPRUS, 1369—1489 395 seriously the circumstance that she was now possessed of a kingdom, and on the strength of that circumstance claimed and exacted32 a higher diplomatic precedence than she had enjoyed before. And such had been the island's international prestige under the Lusignan kings that it would continue to be dignified unofficially with the royal style long after the Lusignans—and the Venetians, too, for that matter—had vanished from the scene. 32. E.g. from the pope, the Porte, and Bavaria. 33. Consular officers of several continental European states prolonged even into the nineteenth century the habit of heading their dispatches dal Regno di Cipro ("from the kingdom of Cyprus"): H. C. Luke, Cyprus under the Turks (Oxford, 1921), p. 3.
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