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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

We in the west share a common narrative of world history-that runs from the Nile Valley and Mesopotomia, through Greece and Rome and the French Revolution, to the rise of the secular state and the triumph of democracy. But our story largely omits a whole

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.

Table of Contents

The middle world — The hijra — Birth of the khalifate — The schism — Empire of the Umayyads — The Abassid age — Scholars, philosophers, and sufis — Enter the Turks — Havoc — Rebirth — Meanwhile in Europe — West comes East — The reform movements — Industry, constitutions, and nationalism — Rise of the secular modernists — The crisis of modernity — The tide turns.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786741502
Subtitle:
A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Ansary, Tamim
Author:
Tamim, Ansary
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
History : World - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Middle East-General History
Subject:
Western Civilization-General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
Social Science : Islamic Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Middle East
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100427
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 maps throughout
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14.5 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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