[MGSA-L] New Book Publication: Proselytes of a New Nation: Muslim Conversions to Orthodox Christianity in Modern Greece

Stefanos Katsikas skatsikas at uchicago.edu
Thu Jun 2 13:02:17 PDT 2022


Dear friends of Hellenic Studies,

To those of you who might be interested my new book Proselytes of a New Nation: Muslim Conversions to Orthodox Christianity in Modern Greece has just been published in print from Oxford University Press. The book has been out in electronic version since May 13th (2022).

For more information on the book you might wish to check this link: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://global.oup.com/academic/product/proselytes-of-a-new-nation-9780197621752?lang=en&cc=us__;!!CzAuKJ42GuquVTTmVmPViYEvSg!OaUWRHiO9tazv3rvnrCLlsxwSAQCrDFtfM7TKTxwxwJepq58KBD81fjkF-DsgDaNrzchvQyR8APaZdjEU8JPJg$ 

Book description:

Proselytes of a New Nation analyzes questions such as: Why did many Muslims convert to Greek Orthodoxy? What did conversion mean to the converts? What were their economic, social, and professional profiles? And how did conversion affect the converts' relationships with Muslim relatives in Greece and the Ottoman Empire?

Because Sharia law and the Ottoman legal system could keep Muslim apostates--Muslims who had converted to other religions--from inheriting family property, Stefanos Katsikas examines the ways in which conversion complicated family relations and often led to legal disputes. This volume also discusses the method used by the Greek state to adjudicate legal disputes on property issues between neophytes (converts) and their Muslim relatives.

Proselytes of a New Nation maintains that religious conversion in the era of nationalism was far more consequential for the convert, their family, and their social relations. Converts received not only community attention, but also national. Depending upon the religious affiliation and nationality of an individual, they regarded neophytes as either "traitors" or "heroes." Against this sociopolitical backdrop, conversion more drastically affected the social fabric of communities than in the pre-modern era, and more often led to violence and conflict.

Best regards,
Stefanos

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Stefanos Katsikas, Ph.D.
Associate Director & Senior
Instructional Assistant Professor
Center for Hellenic Studies
University of Chicago
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Chicago, Illinois 60637
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STEFANOS KATSIKAS'S BOOKS

1.Proselytes of a New Nation: Muslim Conversions to Orthodox Christianity in Modern Greece
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2. Islam and Nationalism in Modern Greece, 1821-1940
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://global.oup.com/academic/product/islam-and-nationalism-in-modern-greece-1821-1940-9780190652005?cc=us&lang=en&__;!!CzAuKJ42GuquVTTmVmPViYEvSg!OaUWRHiO9tazv3rvnrCLlsxwSAQCrDFtfM7TKTxwxwJepq58KBD81fjkF-DsgDaNrzchvQyR8APaZdiUn1D1cQ$ 

3. Negotiating Diplomacy in the New Europe: Foreign Policy in Post-Communist Bulgaria
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/negotiating-diplomacy-in-the-new-europe-9781845118853/__;!!CzAuKJ42GuquVTTmVmPViYEvSg!OaUWRHiO9tazv3rvnrCLlsxwSAQCrDFtfM7TKTxwxwJepq58KBD81fjkF-DsgDaNrzchvQyR8APaZdhKxDtbng$ 

4. State-Nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Turkey: Orthodox and Muslims, 1830-1945
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.routledge.com/State-Nationalisms-in-the-Ottoman-Empire-Greece-and-Turkey-Orthodox-and/Fortna-Katsikas-Kamouzis-Konortas/p/book/9781138108486__;!!CzAuKJ42GuquVTTmVmPViYEvSg!OaUWRHiO9tazv3rvnrCLlsxwSAQCrDFtfM7TKTxwxwJepq58KBD81fjkF-DsgDaNrzchvQyR8APaZdjMfCW18Q$ 

5. Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.anthempress.com/bulgaria-and-europe-hb__;!!CzAuKJ42GuquVTTmVmPViYEvSg!OaUWRHiO9tazv3rvnrCLlsxwSAQCrDFtfM7TKTxwxwJepq58KBD81fjkF-DsgDaNrzchvQyR8APaZdimI32dog$ 

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