« During the two World Wars that marked the 20th century, hundreds of thousands of non-European combatants fought in the ranks of various European armies. The majority of these soldiers were Muslims from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent.
How are these combatants considered in existing historiography ? Over the past few decades, research on war has experienced a wide-reaching renewal, with increased emphasis on the social and cultural dimensions of war, and a desire to reconstruct the experience and viewpoint of the combatants themselves. This volume reintroduces the question of religious belonging and practice into the study of Muslim combatants in European armies in the 20th century, focusing on the combatants’ viewpoint alongside that of the administrations and military hierarchy. »
Table of contents
1. Algerians in the French Army, 1914-1918 : From Military Integration to the Dawn of Algerian Patriotism Gilbert Meynier (Emeritus Professor, Nancy II University)
2. Feeding Muslim Troops during the First World War Emmanuelle Cronier (Senior Lecturer, University of Picardie)
3. Muslim Askaris in the Colonial Troops of German East Africa, 1889-1918 Tanja Bührer (Visiting Professor, University of Rostock)
4. Turkic Muslims in the Russian Army : From the Beginning of the First World War to the Revolution of 1917 Salavat M. Iskhakov (Senior Researcher, Institute of Russian History)
5. Between ’Non-Russian Nationalities’ and Muslim Identity : Perceptions and Self-Perceptions of Soviet Central Asian Soldiers in the Red Army, 1941-1945 Kiril Feferman (Research Fellow, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research)
6. Islam, a ’Convenient Religion’ ? The Case of the 13th SS Division Handschar Xavier Bougarel (Research Fellow, Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques)
7. The Officer for Muslim Military Affairs in the First French Army, 1944-1945 : An Agent of Control or an Intermediary ? Claire Miot (Département de Sciences Sociales, École Normale Supérieure)
8. Haunted by Jinns. Dealing with War Neuroses among Muslim Soldiers during the Second World War Julie Le Gac (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Paris IV Sorbonne)
9. ’Allah Might Provide the Fuel’ : Muslim Sailors in British Colonial Navies, from the Second World War to Independence Daniel Owen Spence (Senior Lecturer, University of the Free State)
Page créée le mardi 21 mars 2017, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret.