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Title Destiny disrupted [electronic resource] : a history of the world through Islamic eyes / Tamim Ansary.
Author Ansary, Mir Tamim.
Publication New York : PublicAffairs, [2009]
Copyright date ©2009
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 390 pages) : maps
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-370) and index.
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.
Summary "We in the West share a common narrative of world history: It runs from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, through Greece and Rome, through the rise of Christianity and the Dark Ages, through the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment, to industrialism, the secular state, and the triumph of democracy. As a young history buff growing up in Muslim Afghanistan, Tamim Ansary absorbed this narrative but also knew that it sidelined an entire civilization, one that had seen itself at the center of the global narrative for over a thousand years."
"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."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
Subject Islam -- History.
Islamic civilization -- History.
Islamic countries -- History.
Islamic Empire -- History.
East and West.
World history.
HISTORY -- World.
East and West. (OCoLC)fst00901090
Islam. (OCoLC)fst00979776
Islamic civilization. (OCoLC)fst01730294
World history. (OCoLC)fst01181345
Islamic countries. (OCoLC)fst01244130
Islamic Empire. (OCoLC)fst01244134
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Ansary, Mir Tamim. Destiny disrupted. 1st ed. New York : PublicAffairs, ©2009 9781586486068 1586486063 (DLC) 2009017698 (OCoLC)246894282
ISBN 9780786741502 (electronic bk.)
0786741503 (electronic bk.)

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