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Arab France: Islam and the Making of Modern Europe, 1798-1831

Ian Coller


Many think of Muslims in Europe as a twentieth-century phenomenon, but this book brings to life a lost community of Arabs who lived through war, revolution, and empire in early nineteenth-century France. The book uncovers the surprising story of the several hundred men, women, and children—Egyptians, Syrians, Greeks, and others—who followed the French army back home after Napoleon's occupation of Egypt. Based on research in neglected archives, on the rediscovery of forgotten Franco-Arab authors, and on a diverse collection of visual materials, the book builds a rich picture of the first Arab F ... More

Keywords: Muslims, Europe, Arabs, Arab France, Napoleon, Egypt, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520260641
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520260641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Coller, author