Al-Andalus Rediscovered: Iberias New Muslims

Hardcover | November 15, 2012

byMarvine Howe

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Iberia is a special place of colliding myths over its Islamic past and the Christian reconquista, the Inquisition and massive expulsion of Muslims and Jews some five centuries ago. Long a land of emigrants and explorers, it has now become home to Europe's latest, rapidly growing Muslimcommunities.Al-Andalus Rediscovered focuses on Iberia's new Muslims, and their lives in a largely Roman Catholic region. Also featured are the Spanish and Portuguese officials, academics, NGOs and ordinary citizens who are trying to find better ways to integrate Muslims and other immigrants, despite domesticand European pressures for tougher counter-measures.This book seeks to answer the basic questions: whether an Iberian model of a humane immigration policy is possible in 'fortress' Europe and whether the partisans of the Andalusian spirit of tolerance and diversity can prevail at this time of economic hardship and heightened radicalism in both theIslamic World and the West.

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Iberia is a special place of colliding myths over its Islamic past and the Christian reconquista, the Inquisition and massive expulsion of Muslims and Jews some five centuries ago. Long a land of emigrants and explorers, it has now become home to Europe's latest, rapidly growing Muslimcommunities.Al-Andalus Rediscovered focuses on Iber...

Marvine Howe is a former correspondent for The New York Times in Africa, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Her latest books are Turkey: A Nation Divided Over Islam's Revival and Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges (OUP).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:5.71 × 8.39 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199327572

ISBN - 13:9780199327577

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