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Published: 01 January 2016

208 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474409339

Bookseller Code (06)

Muslims in Western Europe

Fourth Edition

Jonas Otterbeck and Jørgen Nielsen

Published by Edinburgh University Press

The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys

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

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