Nordbruch, Götz & Ryad, Umar, Transnational Islam in Interwar Europe. Muslim Activists and Thinkers, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 260p.

Transnational Islam in Interwar Europe - Edited By Götz Nordbruch and Umar RyadThe study of Muslim experiences in and with Europe during the interwar period is still in its initialphase. Addressing a gap, this volume brings together the insights of an interdisciplinary group of scholars who examine Muslim networks and actors in interwar Europe with a particular focus on the transnational dimensions of their activities. Drawing on official and personal archives and contemporary writings that have been largely ignored in the study of Europe, the contributors place Muslim activities within global political and intellectual history. They analyze significant socio-political ideals and religious affiliations, as well as the broader social, political, religious, and cultural mobility patterns of Muslims as new social actors in the Europe of that era. Together, the chapters reveal the importance of the geopolitical and intellectual East–West networks of the interwar period.

About the Author(s)

By Umar Ryad and Götz Nordbruch 

Götz Nordbruch is a researcher at the The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Brunswick, Germany. His research focuses on European-Middle Eastern intellectual encounters in the early twentieth century.

Umar Ryad is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. His research interests include the modern history of Muslim-Christian relations, developments of Muslim reformist thought, and transnational Muslim movements in interwar Europe.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards a Transnational History of Islam and Muslims in Interwar Europe; Götz Nordbruch and Umar Ryad
1. The Making of Muslim Communities in Western Europe, 1914-1939; David Motadel
2. Transnational Connections and the Building of an Albanian and European Islam in Interwar Albania; Nathalie Clayer
3. Two ‘Ulama Travelling to Europe in the Beginning of the 20th Century: Muhammad al-Wartatani and Muhammad al-Sa’ih; Richard van Leeuwen
4. Arab Scholars at the Institut de droit comparé in Lyon: Re-reading the History of Arab-European Intellectual Encounters in the Interwar period; Götz Nordbruch
5. A Salafi Student, Orientalist Scholarship, and Radio Berlin in Nazi Germany: Taqi al-Din al-Hilali and His Experiences in the West; Umar Ryad
6. Iranian Journals in Berlin during the Interwar Period; Mohammed Alsulami
7. Maulana Barkatullah Bhopali and His Worlds: Pan-Islam, Colonialism and Radical politics; Humayun Ansari
8. Victims, Wives, and Concubines: The Spanish Civil War and Relations between Moroccan Troops and Spanish Women; Ali al-Tuma

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