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Muslims and Citizens: Islam, Politics, and the French Revolution

Ian Coller


From the beginning, French revolutionaries imagined their transformation as a universal one that must include Muslims, Europe's most immediate neighbors. They believed in a world in which Muslims could and would be French citizens, but they disagreed violently about how to implement their visions of universalism and accommodate religious and social difference. Muslims, too, saw an opportunity, particularly as European powers turned against the new French Republic, leaving the Muslim polities of the Middle East and North Africa as France's only friends in the region. This book examines how Musl ... More

Keywords: Muslims, universalism, social difference, religious difference, French Republic, French Revolution, Muslim polities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300243369
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300243369.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Coller, author
University of California, Irvine