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Destiny disrupted: a history of the world through Islamic eyes

By: Ansary, Tamim.
Publisher: New York Public Affairs 2010Description: xxii, 390 p.ISBN: 9781586488130.Subject(s): General | Islam - History | Civilization, Islamic - History | Islamic countries - History | Islamic Empire - History | East and West | World HistoryDDC classification: 909.09767 Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-370) and index.

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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