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Destiny disrupted : a history of the world through Islamic eyes

Author: Mir Tamim Ansary
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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. Tamim 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mir Tamim Ansary
ISBN: 9781586486068 1586486063 9781586488130 1586488139
OCLC Number: 246894282
Description: xxii, 390 pages : maps ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Tamim Ansary.

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Illuminates how Muslims must have seen the history of the world - and what western world history leaves out. This book tells the story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of  Read more...

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General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret)"Tamim Ansary has written a truely superb history of the Islamic world. His excellent analysis provides the reader with an insightful understanding of how that Read more...

 
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