Lazanias

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Lazanias
Λαζανιάς
Lazanias is located in Cyprus
Lazanias
Lazanias
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°56′54″N 33°10′27″E / 34.94833°N 33.17417°E / 34.94833; 33.17417Coordinates: 34°56′54″N 33°10′27″E / 34.94833°N 33.17417°E / 34.94833; 33.17417
Country  Cyprus
District Nicosia District
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 39
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Lazanias (Greek: Λαζανιάς or Λαζανιά; Turkish: Lazanya) is a village in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, located southwest of Gourri.

History[edit]

The creation and the name of the village are naturally connected with the foundation of the Machairas Monastery on 1160. The monks Ignatius and Procopius[2] after securing imperial patronage of Manuel I Komnenos negotiated the resettlement of the various Machaira clans and with the Monastery’s expenses were merged into the existing villages. The Lazania and other villages were given as a privilege to the new Monastery during the Komnenos dynasty. Also the Monastery had promoted several investments in the area (forest industry, agriculture, farming and mills).

During (1192-1489) the Lusignans implemented the feudal system to the island and abolished the privileges of the monastery. The village was given as a fief to some Lusignan (in Greek: Cypriot dilect Lazania). The reaction of the Orthodox population had assumed such proportions that the Franks to suppress the rebellion executed 13 monks.[3] Based on the events that took place and the phrase “the Lazanias (= Lusignan)” took this place, hence the name of the Lazania village came to existence

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Further reading[edit]

  • Χρήστος Τζιτζιλής: ΝΕΟΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΛΕΚΤΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΝΕΟΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΙΑΛΕΚΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ
  • The Chronicle of Cyprus by Leontios Machairas

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