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This volume examines Muslim societies across Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and South Asia from the eighteenth century to the present, providing fresh insight through comparison. The contributiors examine the characteristics of peaceful symbiotic relationships with other peoples as well as a series of conflicts, such as ethnic strife and interregional conflicts, between Muslims and non-Muslims. Movements and populations covered include the nineteenth century North African Sansusi movement and its relationships to Sufis and Arabs of the region, Soviet and Chinese Central Asia, Muslim-Hindu relationships in South Asia, Muslims in Syria and Muslim immigrants in Europe. With its wide historical and geographical breadth, Muslim Societies seeks to develop Western understanding of teh Muslim world and to appreciate contemporary Muslim issues through their historical origins. It will appeal to students of Islam, the Middle East and Asian Studies.