Hackett, S and Malik, I.H, eds. (2018) Muslims and Western Europe in the modern era: contemporary debates in historical perspective. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781474291941


This collection makes a groundbreaking contribution to the study of Islam and Muslim minorities in Western Europe. It frames recent and ongoing events and political, academic and popular deliberations within their often-neglected historical contexts, demonstrating the manner in which history can inform and further our understanding of contemporary debates. Written by an international group of experts, the fourteen country case studies all draw upon different themes, experiences, chronological scopes, and political, economic, social, cultural and religious factors. By providing an overview of the historiography as well as engaging with recent scholarship and debate, the introduction offers a context for the essays that follow. The conclusion frames the volume’s findings within the wider historical scholarship and acts as a foundation for further study. As a whole, the volume’s interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary methodologies and overarching historical framework enable an unprecedented, in-depth and comprehensive account of Islam and Muslims in individual countries as well as on a Western European scale. Written with undergraduate students in mind, this book offers an accessible and essential historical insight into one of the most pressing and contentious debates of our time.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 09:20
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