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We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years.

In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. He clarifies why our civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europeand#151;a place it long perceived as primitive and disorganizedand#151;had somehow hijacked destiny.

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We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years.

In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. He clarifies why our civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe—a place it long perceived as primitive and disorganized—had somehow hijacked destiny.

About the Author

Tamim Ansary is the author of the memoir West of Kabul, East of New York, co-author with Farah Ahmadi of the New York Times bestseller The Other Side of the Sky, and has been a major contributing writer to several secondary school history textbooks. Ansary is director of the San Francisco Writers Workshop.

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racewalkeranne, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by racewalkeranne)
The author of Destiny Disrupted picked me up and set me down 180 degrees from my home and enabled me to view the world from the perspective of the Muslim world. His historical account of the origins and growth of Islam is given without a lot of value judgments. It helps me understand the perspective of modern-day Muslims on some of today's challenges.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781586488130
Author:
Ansary, Mir Tamim
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Ansary, Tamim
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Middle East
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 maps throughout
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14.5 oz

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We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years.

In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. He clarifies why our civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe—a place it long perceived as primitive and disorganized—had somehow hijacked destiny.

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