The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950

by

Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950 Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

A vivid narrative history captures the multicultural world of Salonica, from its heyday as a Byzantine port, through its role as a progressive center of the Ottoman Empire, to its occupation during World War II by the Nazis, revealing how its position as a center of progressive equality among diverse cultures and religions was gradually eroded, culminating in the Nazis' destruction of its Jewish inhabitants. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Mark Mazower is professor of history at Columbia University and Birkbeck College, London. His books include Inside Hitler’s Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941—44, winner of the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History and the Longman/History Today Award for Book of the Year. He lives in New York City.

From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

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 — Genocide — Aftermath — Conclusion: the memory of the dead.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307427571
Subtitle:
Christians, Muslims, and Jews, 1430-1950
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Mazower, Mark
Author:
Mark Mazower
Subject:
History : Europe - Greece
Subject:
Religion : History
Subject:
History : Social History
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
World History-European History General
Subject:
World History-Greece
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060509
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
490

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Greece
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 490 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307427571 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A vivid narrative history captures the multicultural world of Salonica, from its heyday as a Byzantine port, through its role as a progressive center of the Ottoman Empire, to its occupation during World War II by the Nazis, revealing how its position as a center of progressive equality among diverse cultures and religions was gradually eroded, culminating in the Nazis' destruction of its Jewish inhabitants. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.