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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Ioise Bourl-as, Steve Bowman, Peter Brown, John Campbell, Jean C-arasso, Richard Clogg, Erika Counio-Amariglio, the late Nancy Crawshaw, the late Mando Dalianis, Nicholas De Lange, Katy Fleming, Ben Fortna, Norman Gilbertson, ...
Sketch from 1754 The Arch of G-alerius at the end of the main street as drawn by Edward Lear, 1848 (Hougbton Lilvnljy, Hm'va1'd Urliz'e1"si1_"y) Jewish singers -.md musicians, late nineteenth century Jewish marriage contract, ...
ercises Ma'min boy in the robes of a Mevlevi oblate in the late nineteenth century The Yeni Diami The courtyard of the Mevlevi tekke, 0.1917 Mevlevi dervishes, r. 1900 Youngjewish man, r. 1900 Leading the mourners at a grave in the ...
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, ...
As late as 1912 they were the largest ethnic group and the docks stood silent on the Jewish Sabbath. Jews were wealthy businessmen; but many more were porters and casual labourers, tailors, wandering street vendors, beggars, ...
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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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