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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Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950 Mark Mazower ... Hm'va1'd Urliz'e1"si1_"y) Jewish singers -.md musicians, late nineteenth century Jewish marriage contract, 1 790 Watercolours of a Jewish wet-nurse and a Bulgarian peasant bride, ...
Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950 Mark Mazower. port, I had caught intriguing glimpses of ... As late as 1912 they were the largest ethnic group and the docks stood silent on the Jewish Sabbath. Jews were wealthy businessmen; ...
plane back to London had grown up after the war in the quarter immediately above the old Jewish cemetery: she remembered playing in the wreckage of the graves as a child, with her friends, looking for buried treasure, shortly before the ...
The arrival of the Iberian Jews after their expulsion from Spain, Salonicas emergence as a renowned centre of rabbinical learning, the disruption caused by the most famous False Messiah of the seventeenth century, Sabbetai Zevi, ...
Although in Salonica it was the Greeks who eventually got their state, and Bulgarians, Muslims and Jews who in ... for example, handing out Arab properties to new Jewish owners, very different from that of the Greek Service for 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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