"Anna Mirkova’s Muslim Land, Christian Labor is an excellent contribution to the scholarship on Islam and identity formation in modern Bulgaria. Drawing on archival material from Sofia, Plovdiv, Kŭrdzhali, and Istanbul, the author charts the intersection of Christian and Muslim landholding patterns from the Treaty of Berlin (1878) until the outbreak of the Second World War. Lucidly written, well organized, and insightful. The broad chronological scope provides a productive perspective that is conducive to comparative studies of the transition from empire to nation. The Central European University Press deserves praise for continuing to produce such high quality monographs on specialized topics in Eastern European and Eurasian history."