Islam and Heritage in Europe provides a critical investigation of the role of Islam in Europe’s heritage. Focusing on Islam, heritage and Europe, it seeks to productively trouble all of these terms and throw new light on the relationships between them in various urban, national and transnational contexts.

Bringing together international scholars from a range of disciplines, this collection examines heritage-making and Islam in the context of current events in Europe, as well as analysing past developments and future possibilities. Presenting work based on ethnographic, historical and archival research, chapters are concerned with questions of diversity, mobility, decolonisation, translocality, restitution and belonging. By looking at diverse trajectories of people and things, this volume encompasses multiple perspectives on the relationship between Islam and heritage in Europe, including the ways in which it has played out and transformed against the backdrop of the ‘refugee crisis’ and other recent developments, such as debates on decolonising museums or the resurgence of nationalist sentiments.

Islam and Heritage in Europe discusses specific articulations of belonging and non-belonging, and the ways in which they create new avenues for re-thinking Islam and heritage in Europe. This ensures that the book will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of heritage, museums, Islam, Europe, anthropology, archaeology and art history.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (see also https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/).

chapter |28 pages

Heritage, Islam, Europe

Entanglements and directions. An introduction
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part I|74 pages

Embodied heritage and belonging

chapter Chapter 1|20 pages

From postcoloniality to decoloniality, from heritage to perpetuation

The Islamic at the museum
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chapter Chapter 2|17 pages

Cemetery poetics

The sonic life of cemeteries in Muslim Europe
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chapter Chapter 3|15 pages

Germans without footnotes

Islam, belonging and poetry slam
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chapter Chapter 4|20 pages

The here and now and the hereafter

Engaging with fragrant realities in Muslim-minority Russia
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part II|58 pages

The nation-state and identity formations

chapter Chapter 5|21 pages

Reviving al-Andalus

Commemorating Spain’s Islamic heritage in the context of democratic transition*
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chapter Chapter 6|19 pages

Museum Islamania in France

Islamic art as a political and social scene
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chapter Chapter 7|16 pages

The materialities and legalities of forgetting

Dispossession and the making of Turkey’s (post-)Ottoman heritage
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part III|60 pages

Categories, connections and contemporary challenges

chapter Chapter 8|20 pages

Museum narratives of Islam between art, archaeology and ethnology

A structural injustice approach
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chapter Chapter 10|19 pages

Reframing Islam?

Potentials and challenges of participatory initiatives in museums and heritage
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