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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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 ...
Iinor refugees beneath the old walls, e. 1960 The Upper Town, in 1960 Rosa Eskenazi, Dimitrios Semsis and Tombol, 1'. 1930 An interwar dandy The Hamza Bey mosque in its postwar incarnation as the Alcazar (Zinema, c.
The still magnificent eight-mile circuit of ancient walls embraced a densely thriving hum-an settlement whose urban character had never been in question, a city whose history reached forward from classical antiquity uninterruptedly ...
There, hidden inside the perimeter of the old walls, was -.1 warren of precipitous alle_Wrays sometimes ending abruptly, at others opening onto squares shaded by plane trees and cooled by fountains. ()ne had the sense ofentering an ...
... by the partridge and rabbits in the plains outside, by business, art or sheer love of adventure—penned their impressions of a magical landscape of minarets, cypresses and whitewashed walls climbing high above the Aegean.
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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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