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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... and the late Kostas Tomanas—wh0se writings have done so nmch to bring the city to life. I am grateful for their assistance to the librarians of the following institutions: the Institute for Balkan Studies, the Centre for the ix.
institutions: the Institute for Balkan Studies, the Centre for the History of the City of Thessaloniki, the Newspaper Library in the Thessaloniki Municipal Library, the Historical Archives of Macedonia; in Athens, the Greek Literary and ...
... of child levy in a Balkan town (By pe1'mi.uion ofrhe Ybpkapi Palace Zl/Imeum) Portrait of Sultan Murad II (By perrnisrion ofthe Topkapi Palace Museum) AJewish merchant and doctor in Ottoman dress, Istanbul, 1574 (Gmnadius Library, .
... untraceable copyright holders after the publication of this book, the author and the publisher will endeavour to rectify the position accordingly. Maps PAGE 4 The topography of the Balkans 90-91 S-alonic-a's xiv 1/11/rr/'1/riollr.
PAGE 4 The topography of the Balkans 90-91 S-alonic-a's sacred geographies 176 Inside the ()ttoman city 2 IO The first ... 0.1910 240-141 The late Ottoman Balkan peninsula 299 Area destroyed by the 1917 fire 302-303 After the fire: the ...
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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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