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Britain and Islam: A History from 622 to the Present Day

Martin Pugh


In this broad yet sympathetic survey — ranging from the Crusades to the modern day — this book explores the social, political, and cultural encounters between Britain and Islam. The book looks, for instance, at how reactions against the Crusades led to Anglo-Muslim collaboration under the Tudors, at how Britain posed as defender of Islam in the Victorian period, and at her role in rearranging the Muslim world after 1918. It argues that, contrary to current assumptions, Islamic groups have often embraced Western ideas, including modernization and liberal democracy. The book shows how the diffic ... More

Keywords: Britain, Islam, Crusades, Western ideas, modernization, liberal democracy, Islamophobia, Muslims, British national identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780300234947
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300234947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Pugh, author
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne