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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Ill OO\lO\v\-I:-u-on 10 ll 13 1+ Contents ArI:r1owIezl_gmuwrs List of IIIu.tt1*ati0n.v List of Maps Introduction P A RT I / The Rose of S ulmn Murad Conquest, 1430 Mosques and Hamams The Arrival of the Sefardiin Messiahs, ...
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 ...
1930 An interwar dandy The Hamza Bey mosque in its postwar incarnation as the Alcazar (Zinema, c. 1960 The round-up of]ewish men by German troops,]uly 19.11 University buildings going up on the site of the old _lewish cemetery, ...
... Orfanos and its fourteenth-century painted narrative of the life of Christ. The Rotonda—a strange cylindrical Roman edifice, whose multiple re-incarnations as church, mosque, museum and art centre encapsulated the 5 In rrodueriorz.
tiple re-incarnations as church, mosque, museum and art centre encapsulated the city's endless met-amorphoses—contained some of the earliest mural mosaics to be found in the eastern Mediterranean. Next to it stood an elegant pencil-thin ...
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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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