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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—Tlw Tirnrs (London) “An extraordin-.i1'y book by a historian with a wonderful appetite for complexity.” —Newsdzr_y “Enthralling. . . . Tragic, hopeful and l)eautifi1llywritten, Salonzh/1. City ofGlw.vr.r shows how cities, ...
Iegv"11pl1 (London) “Masterly. . . . A brilliant and timely reminder that cities have played as important a role as states in the lives of their inhabitants.” —Tlw Spectator (London) “.\Iazower has succeeded so well that scholars of all ...
Mark M-.1zower is professor of history at Columbia University and Birkheck College, London. His books include Dark Continent: E1/1-ope} Twerztieth Cenrmjy and Inside Hirlcriv G1-em: The E.rpcI'icme 0fOn"/zpzlrion, 1 941-44, ...
Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, London, in 2004. Subsequently published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. in 2005.
ewsp-aper Library, the Gennadios Library, the ]ewi$h Mtisetitii of Greece and the Central Board of Jewish Communities of Greece; in London, the Public Record Office, the School of Oriental and African Studies, Birkbeck College London ...
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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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