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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1860 The sea approach from the south-east, 0.1860 The eastern walls in the early twentieth century A Muslim graveyard in open country outside the fortress in the early twentieth century Mosque and minaret in the Upper Town in the early ...
Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950 Mark Mazower ... grocer from the fury of the Ottoman gendarmerie, while well-to—do Muslim parents employed Christian wet-nurses for their children and Greek gardeners for their fruit trees.
They followed the Hanafi school of Sunni law, the most tolerant and flexible in relation to non-Muslims, their rulers married Serbian and Greek princesses-— which meant that many Ottoman sultans had Christi-an n1others—and their key ...
Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950 Mark Mazower. As it spread into Europe, Ottoman conquest brought the Islamicization of urban life. The centre of gravity of Balkan Christianity shifted into the rural areas where monasteries, ...
Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950 Mark Mazower ... But elsewhere in the Balkans, the towns themselves at least were emphatically Muslim—9o% of Larissa's population by 1530, for instance, 61% in Serres, 75% in Monastir and Skopje, ...
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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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