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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2005
April 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
528
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
20.4
MB

Customer Reviews

foivos87 ,

Grateful for this treasure

Salonica is my hometown. Even in its modern shape and the “official” narration of its history, that we’ve learnt in school, knowing the city better than my hand, I feel that the historical signature of its past cannot be erased. This book gave me more reasons to believe this, more historical evidence to validate what was a feeling of mine and more knowledge in order to confirm the view that I had for this beloved city, even if I live many years far from there. The fact that I adopted the term Salonica in English, instead of the less poetic “Thessaloníki” is one of the elements that shows how much I was affected and inspired by this book. Thanks for this treasure Prof. Mazower!

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