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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Pedestrians took the steep gr-.1dients at a leisurely pace, pausing frequently for rest: despite the heat, people came to enjoy the panoramic views across ...
... and nearly one hundred thousand Orthodox Christians took their place— suddenly turn one city into a new one? “its the sense of urban continuity, ...
Later of course, his son, Alexander, conquered much more distant lands which took him to the limits of the known world. There were prehistoric settlements ...
Their form of Islam was a kind of border religion spread both by warriors dedicated to Holy \'\'-.ir and through religious fraternities which took over ...
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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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