The Islamic World and the West

ab 24,90 

Christoph Marcinkowski (Ed.)

Managing Religious and Cultural Identities in the Age of Globalisation

ISBN 978-3-643-80001-5
Band-Nr. 24
Jahr 2009
Seiten 320
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/


The Islamic World and the West – perhaps no other topic is currently so
often present in the headlines of the international media. This timely
volume, which brings together contributions by 14 established Muslim and
Western scholars, intends to present a somewhat more positive outlook in
the currently rather strained relations between the Islamic world and
Europe by drawing on shared values and possibilities of cooperation in
various fields, such as reflected in worldview, education, economics,
multiculturalism, religious dialogue, politics, as well as security
issues, and it shall also contain a historical revaluation of some of
those contacts. It is the first project within the framework of the
recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between Switzerland’s
University of Fribourg and the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI) in Kuala
Lumpur’s University of Malaya, Malaysia’s oldest university.

Dr. Christoph Marcinkowski, is an award-winning scholar working
interdisciplinary in Islamic and Middle Eastern, as well as Southeast
Asian and Security Studies. He is currently Principal Research Fellow and
Chairman of the Publications Committee at the International Institute of
Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS), a Malaysian think-tank, and concurrently
Adjunct Professor at AEI.