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Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West

Edited by: Roberto Tottoli

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415691321
eBook ISBN: 9781315794273
Adobe ISBN: 9781317744023

10.4324/9781315794273
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Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics.

Highlighting specific themes and topics in history and culture, chapters cover:

  • European paradigms
  • Muslims in the Americas
  • Cultural interactions
  • Islamic cultural contributions to the Western world
  • Western contributions to Islam

Providing a sound historical background, from which a nuanced overview of Islam and Western society can be built, the Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West brings to the fore specific themes and topics that have generated both reciprocal influence, and conflict.

Presenting readers with a range of perspectives from scholars based in Europe, the US, and the Middle East, this Handbook challenges perceptions on both western and Muslim sides and will be an invaluable resource for policymakers and academics with an interest in the History of Islam, Religion and the contemporary relationship between Islam and the West.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The borders of Muslim Spain Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The converted Muslims of Spain Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Muslims and Islam 1 in Sicily from the mid-eleventh to the end of the twelfth century Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Muslims in southeastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Muslims in Western Europe in the late twentieth century Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Islam in America Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Black Muslims Download PDF
Chapter  8:  American Muslim associational life from 1950 to the present Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Islam in Mexico and Central America Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Muslims in South America Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Europe’s identity crisis, Islam in Europe, and the crisis of European secularity Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Emergence of Western Muslim identity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The multicultural idea and Western Muslims Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Social and political Islamophobia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  A Muslim modernity Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Conversion to Islam in modern Western Europe and the United States Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Muslim political radicalization in the West Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Landscapes of Muslim art and architecture in the West Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Islamic organizations in the West Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Islam in the arts in the USA Download PDF
Chapter  21:  European Muslim youth and popular culture Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Muslim material culture in the Western world Download PDF
Chapter  23:  A religious law for Muslims in the West Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Ethical questions in Western Islamic experience Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Gender, feminism, and critique in American Muslim thought Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Development and perspectives of Islamic economics (banking and finance) in the West Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The production of Western Islamic knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Islam, Sufism, and the postmodern in the religious melting pot Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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