Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2007 M12 18 - 544 pages
Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian brigands all rubbed shoulders. Tensions sometimes flared, but tolerance largely prevailed until the twentieth century when the Greek army marched in, Muslims were forced out, and the Nazis deported and killed the Jews. As the acclaimed historian Mark Mazower follows the city’s inhabitants through plague, invasion, famine, and the disastrous twentieth century, he resurrects a fascinating and vanished world.
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PAGE 4 The topography of the Balkans 90-91 S-alonic-a's sacred geographies 176 Inside the ()ttoman city 2 IO The first map of the Ottoman city, 1882, showing the new sea frontage 2 14-: 1 5 The late Ottoman city and its surroundings, ...
LO CALVINO, Invisible Cities' THE FIRST TIME I visited Salonica, one summer more than twenty years ago, I stepped off the Athens train, shouldered my rucksack, and left the station in search of the town. Down -.1 petrol-choked road, ...
... extraordinarily polyglot Ottoman world as late as the First \Vorld \Var, S-alonican boot-blacks cotutuanded -.1 working knowledge of six or seven langu-ages—to its role as an ethnically and linguistically homogenised bastion of the ...
The first thing he did was to chase out the looters, camp-followers and squatters. “The money and slaves which you gained should be enough,” he told his troops, “I want to have the city itself and for this I made many days' march and ...
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The perfect book to read on first visit to 'thessaloniki. Unfolds the many layers of this extraordinary "border town", and how the complexity got shaved away over the course of the 20th century by ... Read full review
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I learned a lot from this book, and I admire Mazower's ability to form such a complete account of Salonica. Read full review
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