Paperback. Pub Date :2005-10-17 Pages: 352 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK The history of a bewilderingly exotic city. rarely written about: five hundred years of clashing cultures and peoples. from the glories of Suleiman the Magnificent to its nadir under Nazi occupation.Salonica is the point where the wonders and horrors of the Orient and Europe have met over the centuries.Written with a Pepysian sense of the texture of daily life in the city through the ages. and with breathtakingly detailed historical research. Salonica evokes the sights. smells. habits. songs and responses of a unique city and its inhabitants. The history of Salonica is one of forgotten alternatives and wrong choices. of identities assumed and discarded. For centuries Jews. Christians and Muslims have succeeded each other in ascendancy. each people intent on erasing the presence of their ...