Muslims In Western Europe by Jorgen S. NielsenMuslims In Western Europe by Jorgen S. Nielsen

Muslims In Western Europe

byJorgen S. Nielsen

Paperback | May 26, 1995

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A useful introduction to the social, political, cultural and religious position of Muslims living in contemporary Europe. It describes the history of early European Muslims and outlines the causes and courses of twentieth-century Muslim immigration. Explaining how Muslim communities havedeveloped in individual countries, the book examines their origins, their present day ethnic composition, distribution and organisational patterns, and the political, legal and cultural contexts in which they exist. It also provides a comparative consideration of issues common to Muslims in all Western European countries, namely the role of the family, and the questions of worship, education and religious thought.In the third edition all country-related chapters have been substantially updated. A new chapterhas also been added on Southern Europe, where the maturity of a new generation has seen moves towards political integration. This new chapter will reflect the extensive research of the past decade in this area.
Jorgen S. Nielsen is Professor of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagan.
Title:Muslims In Western EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:May 26, 1995Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748618449

ISBN - 13:9780748618446


Table of Contents

Preface1. A Brief History2. France3. Germany4. United Kingdom5. The Netherlands and Belgium6. Scandinavia7. Southern Europe8. Family, Law and Culture9. Muslim Organisations10. European Muslims in a New Europe?A Note on StatisticsBibliographical Essay

Editorial Reviews

A useful book for those who wish to obtain a concise survey of Muslims as a religious minority.