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Between Empire and Nation: Muslim Reform in the Balkans

Milena B. Methodieva


This book tells the story of the Muslim community in modern Bulgaria during a period of imperial dissolution, conflicting national and imperial enterprises, and the emergence of new national and ethnic identities. Following the Ottoman-Russian war of 1877-1878 that paved the way for Bulgarian independence, a movement for cultural reform and political mobilization gained momentum within Bulgaria’s sizable Muslim population. From the establishment of the Bulgarian state in 1878 until the 1908 Young Turk revolution, this reform movement emerged as part of a struggle to redefine Muslim collective ... More

Keywords: Muslims, Turks, Bulgaria, Ottoman empire, Balkans, reform, education, culture, politics, Young Turks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781503613379
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503613379.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Milena B. Methodieva, author
University of Toronto