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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... ]mmin11) Seventh-century mosaic from Church ofAyios Dimitrios Byzantine forces drive Bulgarian army away from the city in -.1 miniature froin the chronicle of Ioannis Skylitzes, eleventh-twelfth century AD Ottoman miniature of child ...
1916 Ottoman café in the Upper Town European officers witness the hanging of the alleged murderers of the two consuls following the disturbances of 1876, by Pierre Loti Ottoman street life: hamal or porter, vendor oflemonade, ...
PAGE 4 The topography of the Balkans 90-91 S-alonic-a's sacred geographies 176 Inside the ()ttoman city 2 IO The first map of the Ottoman city, 1882, showing the new sea frontage 2 14-: 1 5 The late Ottoman city and its surroundings, ...
The few Ottoman monuments that had endured were a handful compared with what had once existed. The old houses were falling down and within a decade many of them had collapsed or been demolished. Some buildings have been recently ...
Enjoying the favour of the sultans, the Jews, as the Ottoman traveller Evliya Chelebi noted, called the city “our S-alonica”—a place where, in addition to Turkish, Greek and Bulgarian, most of the inhabitants “know thejewish tongue ...
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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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