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Europe's Balkan Muslims : a new history

Nathalie Clayer author. Xavier Bougarel author.; Andrew Kirby translator.


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (BP 65 .B28 C5313 2017 )()

  • Title:
    Europe's Balkan Muslims : a new history
  • Author: Nathalie Clayer author.
  • Xavier Bougarel author.; Andrew Kirby translator.
  • Description: There are roughly eight million Muslims in south-east Europe, among them Albanians, Bosniaks, Turks and Roma -- descendants of converts or settlers in the Ottoman period. This new history of the social, political and religious transformations that this population experienced in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- a period marked by the collapse of the Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires and by the creation of the modern Balkan states -- will shed new light on the European Muslim experience. Southeast Europe's Muslims have experienced a slow and complex crystallisation of their respective national identities, which accelerated after 1945 as a result of the authoritarian modernisation of communist regimes and, in the late twentieth century, ended in nationalist mobilisations that precipitated the independence of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo during the break-up of Milosevic's Yugoslavia. At a religious level, these populations have remained connected to the institutions established by the Ottoman Empire, as well as to various educational, intellectual and Sufi (mystic) networks. With the fall of communism, new transnational networks appeared, especially neo-Salafist and neo-Sufi ones, although Europe's Balkan Muslims have not escaped the wider processes of secularisation.
  • Local Note: acq2018his
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publisher: London : C. Hurst & Co. Publishers Ltd.
  • Format: xxvi, 285 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781849046596;ISBN 184904659X
  • Subjects: Muslims -- Balkan Peninsula -- History; Muslims -- Balkan Peninsula -- Social conditions; Islam and state -- Balkan Peninsula -- History; Islam and state; Muslims; Muslims -- Social conditions; Balkan Peninsula; History
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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