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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Yet as I supplemented my knowledge of the Greek metropolis with books and articles on itsjewish past, and tried to reconcile what I knew of the home of ...
Outside the Y-alman family home the well was used by “the Turks, Greeks, ... And in Nikos Kokantzis's moving novella Giomndn, a Greek teenage boy falls in ...
Although in Salonica it was the Greeks who eventually got their state, ... are places of both eviction and sanctuary, and many of the Greek refugees who ...
Throughout it remained a city whose inhabitants spoke Greek. But of this Greek past, only traces survived the Ottoman conquest. A few Christian survivors ...
We may find it puzzling that Greeks even today will call themselves Romioi (Romans). ... The Roman empire existed here too, among the speakers of Greek, ...
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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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