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The Resource Paradise lost : Smyrna 1922: the destruction of Islam's city of tolerance, Giles Milton

Paradise lost : Smyrna 1922: the destruction of Islam's city of tolerance, Giles Milton

Label
Paradise lost : Smyrna 1922: the destruction of Islam's city of tolerance
Title
Paradise lost
Title remainder
Smyrna 1922: the destruction of Islam's city of tolerance
Statement of responsibility
Giles Milton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On Saturday, 9 September, 1922, the victorious Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire." "In the aftermath of the First World War, Greece invaded Turkey with the aim of restoring a Christian empire in Asia Minor with Smyrna at its heart. The Great Powers, including Britain, supported Greece's war on Turkey. But by 1922, the Greeks had been vanquished. Many feared that the newly-victorious Turkish army would now unleash a terrible fury on Smyrna's infidel inhabitants: conquering Islamic armies were traditionally granted three days of pillage following the capture of a resisting city." "What happened over the next two weeks must rank as one of the most compelling human dramas of the twentieth century. Almost two million people were victims of a disaster of truly epic proportions."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Offers a chilling account of the 1922 destruction of the city of Smyrna, a wealthy, cosmopolitan, and primarily Christian city in the Ottoman Empire, by Turkish troops, a devastating attack that left the city in ruins and more than 100,000 people dead, and the lack of intervention on the part of allied warships in the nearby harbor
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
266236
Cataloging source
UKM
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Milton, Giles
Dewey number
949.5072
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Greco-Turkish War, 1921-1922
  • 牺mir (Turkey)
Target audience
adult
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Smyrna, 1922
Label
Paradise lost : Smyrna 1922: the destruction of Islam's city of tolerance, Giles Milton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Map of Turkey and Greece: 1922 -- Map of Smyrna: 1922 -- Map of the Greek Military Advance -- Pt. 1. Paradise -- Wheel of Fortune -- The Great Idea -- Enemy Aliens -- Rahmi's Double Game -- Saving the Enemy -- Pt. 2. Serpents in Paradise -- Peace and War -- Blood on the Quayside -- Ex Oriente Lux -- The Shattered Vase -- Into the Desert -- Pt. 3. Paradise Lost -- Wednesday, 6 September 1922 -- Thursday, 7 September 1922 -- Friday, 8 September 1922 -- Saturday, 9 September 1922 -- Sunday, 10 September 1922 -- Monday, 11 September 1922 -- Tuesday, 12 September 1922 -- Wednesday, 13 September 1922 -- Thursday, 14 September 1922 -- Friday, 15 September - Monday, 18 September 1922 -- Tuesday, 19 September - Saturday, 30 September 1922 -- Aftermath
Control code
000043101689
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
426 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780340962343
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Paradise lost : Smyrna 1922: the destruction of Islam's city of tolerance, Giles Milton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Map of Turkey and Greece: 1922 -- Map of Smyrna: 1922 -- Map of the Greek Military Advance -- Pt. 1. Paradise -- Wheel of Fortune -- The Great Idea -- Enemy Aliens -- Rahmi's Double Game -- Saving the Enemy -- Pt. 2. Serpents in Paradise -- Peace and War -- Blood on the Quayside -- Ex Oriente Lux -- The Shattered Vase -- Into the Desert -- Pt. 3. Paradise Lost -- Wednesday, 6 September 1922 -- Thursday, 7 September 1922 -- Friday, 8 September 1922 -- Saturday, 9 September 1922 -- Sunday, 10 September 1922 -- Monday, 11 September 1922 -- Tuesday, 12 September 1922 -- Wednesday, 13 September 1922 -- Thursday, 14 September 1922 -- Friday, 15 September - Monday, 18 September 1922 -- Tuesday, 19 September - Saturday, 30 September 1922 -- Aftermath
Control code
000043101689
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
426 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780340962343
Other physical details
ill., maps

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