New PDF release: Arab France: Islam and the Making of Modern Europe,

By Ian Coller

Many think about Muslims in Europe as a 20th century phenomenon, yet this e-book brings to existence a misplaced neighborhood of Arabs who lived via warfare, revolution, and empire in early 19th century France. Ian Coller uncovers the unbelievable tale of the different hundred males, girls, and children—Egyptians, Syrians, Greeks, and others—who the French military again domestic after Napoleon’s profession of Egypt. in keeping with study in overlooked data, at the rediscovery of forgotten Franco-Arab authors, and on a various selection of visible fabrics, the e-book builds a wealthy photograph of the 1st Arab France—its delivery, upward thrust, and unexpected decline within the age of colonial enlargement. As he excavates a group that was once approximately erased from the historic list, Coller bargains a brand new account of France itself during this pivotal interval, one who transcends the binary framework wherein we too frequently view historical past through revealing the deep roots of trade among Europe and the Muslim global, and exhibiting how Arab France was once actually vital to the sunrise of modernity.

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