Europe’s Islamic Legacy: 1900 to the Present

Proceedings of the Online Conference Hosted by the University of Cambridge on 20 October 2020

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Seven new scholarly essays present original research that includes rare historical and photographic materials highlighting the significance of Islamic civilization and its vexed legacy in a variety of contemporary European countries and challenging the perception of European identity as exclusively Christian. This volume unearths a rich, complex history of relationships between Muslims and Christians in Europe whose value lies in the close and continued connections between them that began so long ago on European soil.
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Elizabeth Drayson, Ph.D. (1983), Emeritus Fellow in Spanish at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. She has published widely on medieval and early modern Spanish literature and cultural history, including The Moor’s Last Stand: How seven centuries of Muslim rule in Spain came to an end (Profile Books, 2017), one of The Times and Sunday Times best history books of 2017, and Lost Paradise: the story of Granada (Head of Zeus, 2021).
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Introduction, Elizabeth Drayson

Part 1: Islamic Heritage and cultural politics
1 Turkey and the Politics of Memory: Consequences for Domestic and Foreign Affairs and Security in the Region, Karol Kujawa
2 The Legacy of the Ottoman (Turkish) Age in Slovakia in the 21st century, Gabriel Pirický
3 Islamophobia, Orientalism and “Jihadist Radicalisation” in the TV Series El Príncipe (2014-6), Carlos Yebra López

Part 2: Islamic Heritage and Architecture
4 Hybridity as an appellation of twentieth-century Islamic built environment, Nuno Grancho
5 Mosques and cemeteries of the Polish Muslim Tatars as an example of Islamic legacy in the Central Eastern European landscape in the 21st century, Agata S. Nalborczyk
6 Revisiting the Ottoman-period Mosques in Albania: A Critical Observation on Late Interventions, Edmond Manahasa
7 Monumental Heritage and Past Conflict: The Ambiguous Role of Al-Andalus in Modern Spain and the Role of Art History, Elena Paulino Montero

This volume would interest academic institutions, academic libraries, specialists and post-graduates in Islamic studies, in modern European history and modern European politics.
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