By Harry Norris
Arriving in Europe within the 14th century, the Qipchaq Tatars are the longest surviving Muslim humans in Europe. They shape the ancient center of the Muslim group within the Baltic States, Belarus and Poland the place Muslims are few in quantity in comparison with these in different elements of the ecu Union and in Russia. within the first old examine of this significant group, Harry Norris investigates the earliest contacts among the Baltic peoples and the realm of Islam. He examines the alternate routes of the Vikings and the early Slavs and Balts who had advertisement relatives with Arab retailers, buying and selling in amber, furs, center jap silks and different luxurious goods.Norris surveys the Qipchaq Tatars' historical past, their Muslim religion, their tradition, their literature and their lifestyles as indigenous Europeans in New Europe this day. He attracts contrasts and similarities among different Muslim groups in Europe, together with the various immigrant Muslim teams within the Nordic nations that border the Baltic Sea: Finland, Sweden and Denmark. This booklet is of significance to these learning the wealthy cultural background of minority teams of eu Muslims and their place in Europe at the present time, in addition to these attracted to the learn of migration.