By Haldun Gülalp,Günter Seufert

German–Turkish kinfolk, that have an extended background and customarily unrecognized intensity, have infrequently been tested as collectively formative tactics. remoted circumstances of impression were tested intimately, however the old and nonetheless ongoing techniques of mutual interplay have not often been heavily thought of. The ruling assumption has been that Germany can have an influence on Turkey, yet now not the opposite direction around.

Religion, identification and Politics examines this mutual interplay, particularly with reference to non secular identities and associations. It opposes the widely held assumption that Europe is the home of secularism and enlightenment, whereas the lands of Islam are the world of backwardness and fundamentalism. either traditionally and contemporarily, Germany has handled faith as a center point of communal and civilizational identification and framed its associations for this reason; the e-book explores how there was, and is still, a mutual trade during this regard among Germany and either the Ottoman Empire and sleek Turkey.

The authors exhibit that the definition of identification and legislation of groups were explicitly in line with faith till the early and because the overdue 20th century; the interval in among– the age of secular nationalism– which has continually been handled because the norm, now appears to be like extra sincerely as an exception. This e-book can be of curiosity to scholars and students of sociology, politics, background and religion.

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