- The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350–1750
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Maps
- List of Illustrations
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: ‘Early Modern’ Europe and the Idea of Early Modernity
- The Cartographic Emergence of Europe?
- Weather, Climate, and the Environment
- Disease and Medicine
- Historical Demography
- Travel and Communications
- Languages and Literacy
- Printing and Printedness
- A Revolution in Information?
- Economic and Social Trends
- The Social Order
- Households and Family Systems
- Social Roles and Individual Identities
- Consumption and Material Life
- The Agrarian West
- The Agrarian East
- Country and Town in Mediterranean Europe
- Towns and Urbanization
- The Christian Church, 1370<i>–</i>1550
- Protestantism and its Adherents
- Early Modern Catholicism
- The World of Eastern Orthodoxy
- The Transformations of Judaism
- Islam and Muslims in Europe
- Cultures of Peoples
- Belief and its Limits
- Index of Names and Places
- Index of Subjects
Abstract and Keywords
For reasons that range from historians’ lack of interest and political inexpediency of the topic to the lacunae in the sources and missing records, Muslims have been largely absent (and assumed non-existent) in the historical accounts of early modern Western Europe. However, recent research on Muslim slaves, mercenaries, merchants, diplomats, travellers, and scholars has begun to restore Muslim groups and individuals to the social and cultural landscape of early modern Europe, challenging the premise that Muslims’ integration in European societies is a very recent phenomenon. This chapter examines the latest research on the subject by focusing on Muslim communities’ experiences and legal frameworks created to accommodate them across the constantly re-imagined political geography of ‘Europe’, from the Iberian Peninsula, via various states of Western Europe and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, to the Ottoman Central and Southeast Europe in the period between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries.
Tijana Krstic is an Associate Professor in the Medieval Studies Department at Central European University
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