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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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, 1950s Salonica 1910 Salonica, fifty years later in ...
After 14:: his troops besieged it, and with the hinterland also under his control, there was little the Byzantine emperors could do. The empire itself was dying. The city's inhabitants invited the Venetians in, thinking they at least ...
against the assault troops and sappers. But then .\Iurad galvanized his men. “I will give you whatever the city possesses,” he pledged them. “Men, women, children, silver and gold: only the city itself you will leave to me.
“The money and slaves which you gained should be enough,” he told his troops, “I want to have the city itself and for this I made many days' march and tired myself, as you know.” He began by repairing the damaged walls and ordered the ...
There would have been a governor who combined military and urban functions—ovei~.1ll responsibility for the garrisoning of the fortifications, gates, local troop contingents and horses on the one hand; and on the 41 The Rose of S//lmn .
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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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