Thessaloniki at the edge of the 19th and 20th centuries: A look back at the history of a multinational city

By Efthymios-Spyridon Georgiou The modern history of Thessaloniki, a Mediterranean port city in northern Greece, began in the mid-nineteenth century. The Ottoman ruler at the time, Tanziman, was influenced by modernism and Western lifestyles. So while the Ottoman state remained anachronistic in administrative and military structures, Tanziman promoted the modernization of the city. The period […]

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