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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes

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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 civilization that until quite recently saw itself at the center of world history, and 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. Entertaining and enlightening, Destiny Disrupted also offers a vital perspective on current conflicts.

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A sweeping narrative history by the acclaimed author of West of Kabul, East of New York illuminates how Muslims have seen the history of the world—and what western world history leaves out

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. He writes for Encarta.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, Alternet, Edutopia, Parade, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications.

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voltzja, January 5, 2010 (view all comments by voltzja)
This is a well written and very readable history of the world from an Islamic viewpoint. The author has approached this topic from a unique view point, having been born in Afghanistan and grown up in the U.S. This book helped clear up a lot of misconceptions and confusion around the Islamic religion and its relationship to world history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781586486068
Subtitle:
A History of the World through Islamic Eyes
Author:
Ansary, Tamim
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
General History
Subject:
General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Civilization, islamic
Subject:
World history
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090428
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 maps
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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