Mazower is a good writer.
I highly recommend this book to those interested in history, especially those interested in European history, the history of the Ottoman Empire and Jewish history.
I wish that this book had bee available for me to realize the historic gems around every corner of my favorite city at that time.
Having lived in Thessaloniki myself 20 years ago, I recently returned and encountered the ghost of myself which was a door into the city's past that moved me tremendously. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kevin Allen
I enjoyed this book because the history of the area showed me how different religions and cultures can or cannot live together well. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Casual Reader
History of people told through individual stories, hand-picked details from daily lives of Muslims, Jews and Christians, their homes, streets, sacred and non-sacred daily practices... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hande Sahin-Bahceci
Mark Mazower’s Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950 is a micro historical study of Thessaloniki. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Zachary W. Schulz
Covers the history of this city who used to be multicultural and vey important for the Balkans and SE Europe.Published 10 months ago by Ioannis Karamitros
Amazing amount of information I never knew/found before. Although a slower read (I'd sometimes reread parts to be sure I was following, remembering names, etc. Read morePublished 10 months ago by no more chicken
This is a rating of the book - not of the Kindle Edition. I felt the author was biased for some religions and against others. Just a feeling, nothing overt. Read morePublished 12 months ago by H. Black
Mr. Mazower provides a very good discussion of the history of the City of Salonica. It is interesting to see how he covers the various religious and ethnic groups that resided in... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dr. Jerrold Katz