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Arab France : Islam and the Making of Modern Europe, 1798-1831 - Ian Coller

Arab France

Islam and the Making of Modern Europe, 1798-1831

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Many think of Muslims in Europe as a twentieth century phenomenon, but this book brings to life a lost community of Arabs who lived through war, revolution, and empire in early nineteenth century France. Ian Coller uncovers the surprising story of the several hundred men, women, and children - Egyptians, Syrians, Greeks, and others - who followed the French army back home after Napoleon's occupation of Egypt. Based on research in neglected archives, on the rediscovery of forgotten Franco-Arab authors, and on a diverse collection of visual materials, the book builds a rich picture of the first Arab France - its birth, rise, and sudden decline in the age of colonial expansion. As he excavates a community that was nearly erased from the historical record, Coller offers a new account of France itself in this pivotal period, one that transcends the binary framework through which we too often view history by revealing the deep roots of exchange between Europe and the Muslim world, and showing how Arab France was in fact integral to the dawn of modernity.

"Recommended." -- D. A. Harvey Choice "An important and original book that will be of interest to scholars as well as to curious, nonspecialist readers." -- Nadia Kiwan French Studies "An ambitious book... Engaging and important." -- Naomi Davidson Journal Of Modern History

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
A Rough Crossingp. 21
Ports of Callp. 47
The Making of Arab Parisp. 75
Policing Orientalismp. 99
Massacre and Restorationp. 121
Cosmopolitanism and Confusionp. 140
Remaking Arab Francep. 167
The Cathedral and the Mosquep. 187
Conclusionp. 211
Notesp. 219
Selected Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780520260658
ISBN-10: 0520260651
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 16th November 2010
Publisher: University of California Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.41