Muslims in Western Europe

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"Muslims in Western Europe provides a useful introduction to the social, political, cultural and religious positions of Muslims living in Europe today. Starting with a brief account of earlier Muslim presences in Europe, Jorgen Nielsen then provides a survey of twentieth-century Muslim immigration, considering its courses and causes. The second part of the book consists of a country-by-country examination of the specific situation in the different European countries. He considers how Muslim communities have developed differently and compares their origins, their present day ethnic composition, distribution and organisational patterns, and the political, legal and cultural contexts in which they exist. The book also has a section devoted to the comparative consideration of issues common to Muslims in all Western European Countries, namely the role of the family, and the questions of worship, organisation, education and religious thought." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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