By the end of the first world war, the Ottoman Empire had ceased to exist, and few Muslims still lived in Europe. That changed in the 1970s, when new Muslim communities were established in Europe by means of migration.
Matters of Humanities: History of Islam in Europe
People are often surprised that the history of the Islam in Europe is so much more than a history of wars. It's also a story of diplomacy and trade, knowledge and arts, from Muslims living together with Christians and Europeans for centuries. Muslims and the Islam are not things that just 'happened' to Europe, they are part of Europe. In this podcast series, professor Maurits Berger talks about the history of the Islam in Europe: going back to the first Muslim who set foot in Europe, and seeing what kind of interactions have taken place between Muslims and Europeans since then.
• Marika Fratzeskopolou: 'Sto Kafe Aman' (Asia Minor) • Dobri Hristov: 'Mercy of Peace' (Bulgaria) • Isidor Bajic: 'Tears for the perished avengers of Kosovo' (Serbia) • Anton Pann: 'Pesrev Adjem Yeghia' (Wallachia) • Dora Pejacevic: 'Longing' (Croatia) • Loxandra Project: 'Ti Se Mellei Esenane' (Greece) • Cahit Berkay: 'Alyazmalim' (Asia Minor) • Giannakis Ioannidis: 'Apo Kato ap'tis Ntomates' (Greece)