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Salonica, city of ghosts : Christians, Muslims, and Jews, 1430-1950

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. From the Trade Paperback edition
eBook, English, 2006
1st Vintage books ed View all formats and editions
Vintage, New York, 2006
1 online resource (539 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
9780307427571, 9781299001473, 0307427579, 1299001475
pt. 1. The rose of Sultan Murad
Conquest, 1430
Mosques and Hamams
The arrival of the Sefardim
Messiahs, martyrs, and miracles
Janissaries and other plagues
Commerce and the Greeks
Pashas, beys, and money-lenders
Religion in the age of reform
pt. 2. In the shadow of Europe
Travellers and the European imagination
The possibilities of a past
In the Frankish style
The Macedonia question, 1878-1908
The young Turk revolution
pt. 3. Making the city Greek
The return of Saint Dimitrios
The First World War
The great fire
The Muslim exodus
City of refugees
Workers and the state
Dressing for the tango
Greeks and Jews
Conclusion: the memory of the dead
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011