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Religious Landscapes in Contemporary Spain

The Impact of Secularization on Religious Pluralism

Ana I. Planet Contreras is Professor of Sociology of Islam at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Miguel Hernando de Larramendi is Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

Julio de la Cueva is Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

In the series
Sussex Studies in Spanish History

Spain is no longer exclusively identified with Catholicism. This book sets out to understand the social dynamics of twenty-first century Spain through the perspective of religion and religious pluralism.

Divided into three parts, Part I, “Secularization in Spain”, frames the analysis of this secularization process throughout the twentieth century and beyond, with particular attention to the process during the Second Republic and the “quiet” secularization of society that began under Franco’s regime. Part II, “Religious Change in Spain”, establishes the broad framework of the process, addressing the changes that have taken place within Catholicism and the reaction of the Protestant minority as social mores became increasingly fast moving. Part III, “Islam in Spain”, addresses both its history (including colonial management) and current dynamics (how Islam is viewed by other religions; the impact of the March 11, 2004, attacks; and Islamophobic discourse).

Religious Landscapes in Contemporary Spain is essential reading for scholars and students in History and Contemporary Affairs.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-78976-163-4
Paperback Price: £35.00 / $55.00
Release Date: September 2022
Page Extent / Format: 300 pp. 229 x 152 mm
Illustrated: No


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