1714 – Jesuit missionaries about Greeks of Thessalonike


In 1715 was published in Paris a collection of memorandums by the title “Mouveaux memorires des missions de la Compagnie de Jesus dans le Levant. Those contained accounts of Jesuite missionaries who went to Levant (among them Greece) and most of them took place in 1714.

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“The city of Salonica is one of the greatest and most famous cities of European Turkey. It has an eftapyrgion, meaning a castle with 7 towers, just like Konstantinoupolis. The number of Greeks is significant. There are also Armenian traders. All these Christians are not more than ten thousand soulds. Jews are between ten to twelve thousands. They are infamous of being cunning. “

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  1. Account of 1714 – The Greek populations of Thessalonike
  2. 1551 – Nicolas De Nicolay account: Thessalonike is inhabited by Greeks, Jews and Turks
  3. 1839 – American missionaries in Macedonia of 19th century
  4. Skopjan Irredentist Dreams about Thessalonike
  5. Ancient Greeks references to Macedonians as Greeks

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