Rehabilitation and recovery: Bulgaria's muslim communities

  title={Rehabilitation and recovery: Bulgaria's muslim communities},
  author={Janice A. Broun},
  journal={Religion, State \& Society},
  pages={105 - 138}
  • Janice A. Broun
  • Published 11 May 2007
  • Political Science
  • Religion, State & Society
In precommunist independent Bulgaria Muslims had been neglected and marginalised and had felt alienated, but had been left free to practise their religion and culture. Paradoxically, communist rule, following Moscow directives, brought considerable improvements to their communities through funding to eliminate illiteracy and even, until the early 1970s, funding to foster Turkish-language education and media and to encourage the development of a secular elite. Because this policy was accompanied… 

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