Bosnian Islam as 'European Islam': Limits and Shifts of a Concept

  title={Bosnian Islam as 'European Islam': Limits and Shifts of a Concept},
  author={Xavier Bougarel},
Because of the Yugoslav wars, the 1990s were marked by the rediscovery of an ancient and autochthonous Muslim presence in Europe. Bosnian Muslims, in particular, have become the symbol of a European Islam that had been covered up by the Cold War and forgotten by Western Europe, as well as by the Muslim world. However, present insistence on the European dimension of Bosnian Islam has created as many problems as it has solved for a better understanding of the religious identity of Bosnian Muslims… 

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