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Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans
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Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans

H. A. Hellyer

Abstract

The interchange between Muslims and Europe has a long and complicated history, dating back to before the idea of ‘Europe’ was born, and the earliest years of Islam. There has been a Muslim presence on the European continent before, but never has it been so significant, particularly in Western Europe. With more Muslims in Europe than in many countries of the Muslim world, they have found themselves in the position of challenging what it means to be a European in a secular society of the twenty-first century. At the same time, the European context has caused many Muslims to re-think what is esse ... More

Keywords: Muslims, Europe, Islam, European continent, Western Europe, secular society, pluralism, unified societies, Muslim community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639472
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639472.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. A. Hellyer, author