Islam and the Construction of Europe

Ballard, Roger

In: Muslims in the Margin: Political Responses to the Presence of Islam in Western Europe, Kampen (1996),

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This paper explores the historical grounding of Europe-as-Christendom, and suggests on that basis not only that the greater part of contemporary Western European Islamophobia is but a rearticulation of an ideology which was first established in the aftermath of the Crusades, but also that the much more generalized fear of alterity which is such a characteristic feature of Western European cultural traditions can be traced back to the theological and cosmological vision originally propagated by Saint Augustine.

Document type: Article
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 11 February 2009
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Religion
Controlled Subjects: Europa, Christentum, Islamophobie
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heiliger Augustinus, Europe , Christendom , Islamophobia , Saint Augustine
Subject (classification): Religion and Philosophy
Countries/Regions: other countries
Series: Themen > CASAS Online Papers: Religion
Volume: 2
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