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Minorities in West Asia and North Africa

Secular Nationalism and Citizenship in Muslim Countries

Arab Christians in the Levant

Editors: Ellis, Kail (Ed.)

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  • Explores the role of Christian contributions to Arab–Islamic politics and societyProvides a study of the historic roots of Christianity in the Arab-Islamic world
  • Proposes recommendations and strategies to foster religious freedom and human rights in Muslim countries
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This edited volume examines the importance and significance of the Christian population in the Middle East and North Africa from the rise of Islam to present day. Specifically, the authors focus on the contributions of Christians to Arab politics, economy, and law. Using the current plight of Christians in the Muslim world (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Egypt), the contributors analyze the origins of the crises and propose recommendations and strategies to foster religious freedom, human rights, and an inclusive political system that ensures equality of citizenship for all communities to participate fully in their societies.

About the authors

Kail C. Ellis is Associate Professor of Political Science and Assistant to the President of Villanova University, USA.

Reviews

“This book presents a provocative set of essays ruminating on Middle Eastern Christian heritage, the place of Christians in Middle Eastern politics, and some of the efforts led by the international community to promote their interests. Ellis should be congratulated for putting together a helpful contribution to the growing discussion of Christian survival in the region.” (Dr. Paul S. Rowe, Middle East Journal, Vol. 72 (3), 2018)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-26

    Ellis, Kail C.

  • Christianity’s Historic Roots in the Middle East: Christians at Home in the ‘World of Islam’

    Pages 29-60

    Griffith, Sidney

  • Christianity in the Wider Levant Region: Modern History and Contemporary Contexts

    Pages 61-88

    O’Mahony, Anthony

  • Christian Contributions to Art, Culture, and Literature in the Arab-Islamic World

    Pages 89-106

    Sabella, Bernard

  • Christians in Arab Politics

    Pages 107-119

    Mitri, Tarek

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71204-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89051-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Secular Nationalism and Citizenship in Muslim Countries
Book Subtitle
Arab Christians in the Levant
Editors
  • Kail Ellis
Series Title
Minorities in West Asia and North Africa
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71204-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71204-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89051-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 226
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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