Islam in Interwar Europe

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The Muslim population of interwar Europe interacted intensely with members of other communities. The Ahmadi-Lahori missions of Berlin and Working, for example, engaged in an intense correspondence and exchange of ideas with Albanian religious leaders. Essays in this volume discuss the emergence of a distinctly "European" Islam (a genesis that took place much earlier than many scholars realize) and the fraught interplay between Islam and politics, especially the development of Muslim "agendas" by certain ...
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Overview

The Muslim population of interwar Europe interacted intensely with members of other communities. The Ahmadi-Lahori missions of Berlin and Working, for example, engaged in an intense correspondence and exchange of ideas with Albanian religious leaders. Essays in this volume discuss the emergence of a distinctly "European" Islam (a genesis that took place much earlier than many scholars realize) and the fraught interplay between Islam and politics, especially the development of Muslim "agendas" by certain governments. The editors also provides essays that address the richness and significance of debates within Europe's Muslim community. the attempts by Nazis to foment "jihad," and the operational strategies of transnational networks in the 1920s and 1930s.
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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Islamic Studies - Jorgen S. Nielsen

But the editors have managed to collect an interesting variety of papers which illustrate how extensive the field is and which, in various ways, and to varying degree, manage to connect.

Journal of Islamic Studies
But the editors have managed to collect an interesting variety of papers which illustrate how extensive the field is and which, in various ways, and to varying degree, manage to connect.

— Jorgen S. Nielsen

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781850658788
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/27/2008
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Nathalie Clayer is a research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris.

Eric Germain is a researcher at the Institut d'Etudes de l'Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman (IISMM).

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Muslim networks in Christian lands

Making Transnational Connections: Muslim networks in early Twentieth-century Britain - Humayun Ansari

Between National and Religious Solidarities: the Tatars in Germany and Poland in the Inter-War Period - Sebastian Cwiklinski

The first Muslim Missions on a European Scale: Ahmadi-Lahori Networks in the Inter-War Period - Eric Germain

Towards the building of a 'european islam' behind the Veil

The Reform of Islam in Inter-War Albania or the Search for a 'Modern and 'European' Islam - Nathalie Clayer

Shakib Arslan's Imagining of Europe: The Colonizer, the Inquisitor, the Islamic, the Virtuous, and the Friend - Raja Adal

European Neo-Sufi Movements in the Inter-war Period - Marc Sedgwick

from State control to foreign Policy

Islam in the Service of Social Control: Arab Seamen in Britain - Richard Lawless

The Reform of Shari'a Courts and Islamic Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 1918-1941 - Fikret Karcic

Euro-Islam by 'jihad Made in Germany - Wolfgang Schwanitz

Minorities between acculturation and identity claim

Farewell to the Ottoman Legacy? Islamic Reformism and Revivalism in Inter-war Bosnia-Herzegovina - Xavier Bougarel

The Muslim Minority in Macedonia and its Educational Institutions during the Inter-War Period - Muhammed Aruci

The Episode of the Turkish Spelling Mistakes in Greek Thrace, 1929- Yannis Bonos

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