Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West
Fig. 1. Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West. Courtesy of Routledge, 2014.

Routledge published a book titled "Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West" edited by Roberto Tottoli from the University of Naples L'Orientale.

Publication Data

Tottoli, Roberto (Ed.). Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West. Routledge, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-415-69132-1.


Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics.

Highlighting specific themes and topics in history and culture, chapters cover:

- European paradigms
- Muslims in the Americas
- Cultural interactions
- Islamic cultural contributions to the Western world
- Western contributions to Islam

Providing a sound historical background, from which a nuanced overview of Islam and Western society can be built, the Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West brings to the fore specific themes and topics that have generated both reciprocal influence, and conflict.

Presenting readers with a range of perspectives from scholars based in Europe, the US, and the Middle East, this Handbook challenges perceptions on both western and Muslim sides and will be an invaluable resource for policymakers and academics with an interest in the History of Islam, Religion and the contemporary relationship between Islam and the West.

About the Author

Roberto Tottoli teaches Islamic studies at the University of Naples L'Orientale, where he is currently director of the Department of Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. He has published studies on the biblical tradition in the Qur’an and Islam (Biblical prophets in the Qur’an and Muslim literature, Richmond, 2002; The stories of the prophets of Ibn Mutarrif al-Tarafi, Berlin, 2003) and the medieval Islamic literature. He also dealt with the aspects and dynamics of contemporary Islam, editing the volume Le Religioni e il mondo moderno. III. Islam (Torino, 2009).

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