Between the Cross and the Crescent: Marking One’s Territory and Intercultural Coexistence in Orthodox-Muslim Relations in Macedonia

Abstract : This article analyses the complex relations between Orthodox Christians and Muslims by studying the situation in the Republic of Macedonia. During the last ten years, 350 new mosques and minarets have been built in the country, and nearly as many new churches, monasteries and chapels. As a result, there are presently nearly 2000 churches and 600 mosques, or one church or mosque for every 800 inhabitants. To understand the new operative logic, that of symbolically marking one’s territory within the religious communities, we must go beyond the landscape to highlight intercultural coexistence and analyze public policies in religious matters. These are some of the questions which this article does to deal with. It attaches equal weight to various areas of study: religious landscape, interculturalism and public policies.
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Goran Sekulovski. Between the Cross and the Crescent: Marking One’s Territory and Intercultural Coexistence in Orthodox-Muslim Relations in Macedonia. Eurostudia : revue transatlantique de recherches sur l’Europe, Le Centre canadien d’études allemandes et européennes, In press, « Gouverner le religieux dans l’espace européen : entre acteurs politiques, judiciaires et religieux », 13 (1), ⟨https://www.erudit.org/fr/revues/euro/⟩. ⟨halshs-02054347⟩

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