Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

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PublicAffairs, 2009 - History - 390 pages
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"In Destiny Disrupted, Ansary tells the rich story of world history as it looks from that other perspective. With the evolution of the Muslim community at the center, his story moves from the lifetime of Mohammed through a succession of far-flung empires, to the struggles and ideological movements that have wracked the Muslim world in recent centuries, to the tangle of modern conflicts that culminated in the events of 9/11. He introduces the key people, events, ideas, legends, religious disputes, and turning points of world history from that other perspective, recounting not only what happened but how those events were interpreted and understood in that framework. He clarifies why these two great 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 - had somehow hijacked destiny."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Blair Dowden - Goodreads

A Useful Story “This is a story, not a textbook nor a scholarly thesis. My aim is to convey what Muslims think happened.” Keep this in mind while reading the book. He tells a great story, with a knack ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jose Luis - Goodreads

This is a great book if youre interested in understanding most of recent historys important events from a muslim point of view. The author is right in saying that most european (or Westerners) cannot ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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