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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

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Author: Ansary, TamimBrand: PublicAffairsEdition: IllustratedFeatures: New Mint Condition Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon Guaranteed packaging No quibbles returns Binding: PaperbackFormat: IllustratedNumber Of Pages: 416Release Date: 27-04-2010Details: Product Description We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole...

Author: Ansary, Tamim

Brand: PublicAffairs

Edition: Illustrated

Features:

  • New
  • Mint Condition
  • Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon
  • Guaranteed packaging
  • No quibbles returns

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 416

Release Date: 27-04-2010

Details: Product Description 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. Review "A lively, thorough and accessible survey of the history of Islam (both the religion and its political dimension) that explores many of the disconnects between Islam and the West." -- Shelf Awareness "A must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the Islamic world. But the book is more than just a litany of past events. It is also an indispensable guide to understanding the political debates and conflicts of today, from 9/11 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, from the Somali pirates to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. As Ansary writes in his conclusion, "The conflict wracking the modern world is not, I think, best understood as a 'clash of civilizations.' ... It's better understood as the friction generated by two mismatched world histories intersecting." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Ansary has written an informative and thoroughly engaging look at the past, present and future of Islam. With his seamless and charming prose, he challenges conventional wisdom and appeals for a fuller understanding of how Islam and the world at large have shaped each other. And that makes this book, in this uneasy, contentious post 9/11 world, a must-read." -- Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns "I'm in the middle of Tamim Ansary's Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes, and it's incredibly illuminating. Ansary pretty much covers the entire history of Islam in an incredibly readable and lucid way. I've been recommending this book to everyone I know. Especially when people are looking for a comprehensive-but-approachable way to look at world history through the lens of Islam, there's no better book."-- Dave Eggers, TheRumpus.net 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.

Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches

Languages: English

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