Muslims and the Making of Modern Europe: A CEERES of Voices Conversation with Emily Greble


On Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 6PM (US Central Time), please join CEERES for Muslims and the Making of Modern Europe: A CEERES of Voices Conversation with Emily Greble.

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About the Book

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Muslims are neither newcomers nor outsiders in Europe. In the twentieth century, they have been central to the continent’s political development and the evolution of its traditions of equality and law. From 1878 into the period following World War II, over a million Ottoman Muslims became citizens of new European states. In Muslims and the Making of Modern Europe, Emily Greble follows the fortunes and misfortunes of several generations of these indigenous men, women and children; merchants, peasants, and landowners; muftis and preachers; teachers and students; believers and non-believers from seaside port towns on the shores of the Adriatic to mountainous villages in the Balkans. Drawing on a wide range of archives from government ministries in state capitals to madrasas in provincial towns, Greble uncovers Muslims’ negotiations with state authorities.

About the Author

Emily Greble

Emily Greble is Associate Professor of History and Russian and East European Studies at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on Islam in Europe, the transition from empire to nation-state, civil conflict, and legal encounters in the Ottoman-European borderlands. Greble teaches a wide range of courses in Russian and East European Studies and in European History and Law, History and Society.

About the Interlocutor

Tara Zahra

Tara Zahra is the Homer J. Livingston professor of history at the University of Chicago, and the Roman Family Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. Her research focuses on the transnational history of modern Europe.