Islam in Inter-War Europe

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  • Copyright: 2008-10-06
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
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The Muslim population of interwar Europe interacted intensely with members of other communities. The Ahmadi-Lahori missions of Berlin and Woking, 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. Essays also 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.

Table of Contents

The Contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Muslim Networks in Christian Lands
Making Transnational Connections: Muslim Networks in Early Twentieth-Century Britainp. 31
Between National and Religious Solidarities: the Tatars in Germany and Poland in the Inter-War Periodp. 64
The First Muslim Missions on a European Scale: Ahmadi-Lahori Networks in the Inter-war Periodp. 89
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' Islamp. 128
Shakib Arslan's Imagining of Europe: The Coloniser, the Inquisitor, the Islamic, the Virtuous, and the Friendp. 156
European Neo-Sufi Movements in the Inter-war Periodp. 183
From State Control to Foreign Policy
Islam in the Service of Social Control: the Case of Arab Seamen in Britain during the Inter-war Yearsp. 229
The Reform of Shari'a Courts and Islamic Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1918-1941p. 253
Euro-Islam by 'Jihad Made in Germany'p. 271
Minorities Between Acculturation and Identity Claims
Farewell to the Ottoman Legacy? Islamic Reformism and Revivalism in Inter-war Bosnia-Herzegovinap. 313
The Muslim Minority in Macedonia and its Educational Institutions during the Inter-war Periodp. 344
The Turkish Spelling Mistakes Episode in Greek Thrace, June 1929: beyond Modernists versus Conservativesp. 362
Indexp. 387
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