A New Crusade or an Old One?
History of Christianity
History of Religion
Islamic World and Near East History
Missions and World Christianity
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Near Eastern Languages and Societies
Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
Scholars frequently acknowledge the force of political Islam in shaping the Muslim societies of Africa and Asia, but seldom consider the role that Christian activism has played in these societies, particularly in the context o f Western imperialism and globalization. Of central importance here is the history of Christian missionary attempts to convert Muslims in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries - a period when the British, French, and Dutch colonial powers lent their protection to European and American evangelical groups that operated within their overseas empires.