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Bustron, Florio
(805 words)

1500s - post-1568, perhaps 1570. Cyprus. Administrator, jurist and historian, author of the Historia overo commentarii de Cipro in Italian prose.

One of the most important figures in the political and intellectual life of 16th-century Cyprus under Venetian rule, Bustron was an authoritative administrator and jurist and an innovative historian. He came from a family which was probably of Syrian origin and included both Greek and Latinised members, one branch of which was elevated to the nobility in the 15th-16th centuries. His family could boast a long tradition of serving …

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Nicolaou-Konnari, Angel, “Bustron, Florio”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001334>
First published online: 2016

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