Balkans and Islam (Hardcover)
Encounter, Transformation, Discontinuity, Continuity
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 9781443840347, 235pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2012
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In the growing body of literature about the evolution and the role of Islam in Europe as a whole and the Balkans in particular, this volume holds a special place as it offers a multidisciplinary approach to the encounter-transformation-discontinuity-continuity of Islam in the region. Thus, it provides excellent material for students of social and political studies, history and even architecture, at the bachelor and master level. At the same time, it aspires to attract the attention of researchers and academics who are interested in the evolution of Islam in the Balkans. It should be noted that the style and the language of the articles in this volume would also make it easily accessible to the general interested reader who is not detached from the latest social and political developments in the Balkans. In this regard, the volume would also be useful for a number of think tank members and even politicians in the Balkans, providing them with knowledge of the region's past and present, with hope for an integrated future.
About the Author
Dr. Ayse Zisan Furat (MA, PhD, Faculty of Theology, Istanbul University) currently works as an Assistant Professor of Religious Education at Istanbul University. She holds a BA in History of Science as well as an associate degree in Theology. She gained her PhD in Religious Education at Istanbul University in 2008. Her research interests include the Balkans after the Berlin treaty, the formation of religious authorities in ex-Ottoman territories, and education policy. Dr. Hamit Er (MA, PhD, Faculty of Theology, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University) received his BA in Theology in 1989 from Marmara University, Istanbul. After completing his MA (1992) and PhD (1998), he started to work as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Theology at Canakkale University, where he currently holds the position of Professor. His academic interests include modernization and Ottoman education.
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