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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I certainly did not miss the flower-stalls clustered around the Louloudadika hamam (known also according to the guidebooks as the Market Baths, ...
... who followed him even after his conversion to Islam, formed part of a fascinating and little-known history unparalleled in Europe.
In fact it had been officially known by the Greek form since the Ottomans were defeated in I()I2.l It is only foreigners who make things difficult for ...
It was two brothers from Salonica, Constantine (better known to posterity by his later name, Kyrill) and Methodius, themselves possibly of Slavic descent, ...
In 1204 Catholic crusaders—Fmnk.\", as they were contemptuousl_v known in the Orthodox world sacked Constantinople itself and carved up its possessions.
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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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