Book Announcement: Muslims in Eastern Europe

Egdūnas Račius
2018, Edinburg University Press

The history and contemporary situation of Muslim communities in Eastern Europe are explored here from three angles. First, survival, telling of the resilience of these Muslim communities in the face of often restrictive state policies and hostile social environments, especially during the Communist period. Next, their subsequent revival in the aftermath of the Cold War, and last, transformation, looking at the profound changes currently taking place in the demographic composition of the communities and in the forms of Islam practiced by them. The reader is shown a picture of the general trends common to the Muslim communities of Eastern Europe, and the special characteristics of clusters of states, such as the Baltics, the Balkans, the Višegrad states, and the European states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Egdūnas Račius

Associate Editor, Journal of Muslims in Europe

http://www.brill.com/publications/journals/journal-muslims-europe

Muslims in Eastern Europe, Edinburgh University Press, 2018
https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-muslims-in-eastern-europe.html