Muslims in Western Europe: Fourth edition

Jørgen S. Nielsen, Jonas Otterbeck

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Introduces the social, political, cultural and religious position of Muslims living in contemporary Europe This introduction to the story of Muslims in Western Europe describes their early history and outlines the causes and courses of modern Muslim immigration. It explains how Muslim communities have developed in individual countries, their origins, present-day ethnic composition, distribution and organisational patterns, and the political, legal and cultural contexts in which they exist are explored. There is also a comparative consideration of issues common to Muslims in all Western European countries including the role of the family, and the questions of worship, education and religious thought. New to this edition: All six country-related chapters (France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium, Scandinavia, Southern Europe ) are substantially updated The chapter on family, law and culture is revised to include the work from recent studies The chapter on Muslim organisations now covers groups and movements that have developed in the last decade The chapter on European Muslims in a new Europe now covers the cartoon crisis, Eurabia-Islamophobia and new radical nationalism All statistics are updated.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages232
ISBN (Electronic)9780748618446
ISBN (Print)9781474409353
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


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