Muslim Identity and the Balkan State

Muslim Identity and the Balkan State

by Suha Taji-Farouki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814782280

ISBN-13: 9780814782286

Pub. Date: 10/01/1997

Publisher: New York University Press

While the Bosnian Muslims have for understandable reasons attracted a great deal of recent attention, other Muslim groups in the Balkans have escaped similar scrutiny. Bringing together leading specialists in the region to address this gap, this volume focuses on the question of Muslim identity in the contemporary Balkans. With the exception of the Bosnians, all of

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Overview

While the Bosnian Muslims have for understandable reasons attracted a great deal of recent attention, other Muslim groups in the Balkans have escaped similar scrutiny. Bringing together leading specialists in the region to address this gap, this volume focuses on the question of Muslim identity in the contemporary Balkans. With the exception of the Bosnians, all of the Muslim communities of the former Yugoslavia are examined—the Sandzak, Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)—as well as those of Greece, Bulgaria, and Albania.

Combining a multidisciplinary approach not often found in studies of the Balkans with an accessible and readable format, this volume offers a detailed look at the religious, ethnic, and national identities of the Balkan Muslims and their relationships with the states in which they live.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814782286
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Islam, Ethnicity and State in the Contemporary Balkans13
3Strategies for Sustaining a Vulnerable Identity: The Case of the Bulgarian Pomaks33
4From Religious Identity to Ethnic Mobilisation: The Turks of Bulgaria before, under and since Communism54
5Changing Notions of National Identity among Muslims in Thrace and Macedonia: Turks, Pomaks and Roma82
6The Muslim Population in FYROM (Macedonia): Public Perceptions103
7Islam, State and Society in Post-Communist Albania115
8The Kosovo Albanians: Ethnic Confrontation with the Slav State139
9The Sandzak: A Perspective of Serb-Muslim Relations170
10Turkey as Kin-State: Turkish Foreign Policy towards Turkish and Muslim Communities in the Balkans194
11Sustaining Turkish-Islamic Loyalties: The Diyanet in Western Europe214
12After Dayton232
Index243

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