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In his new book, " Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes ," Tamim Ansary presents a vivid, often-wrenching narrative of world history from the perspective of the Muslim world -- not just that which is at loggerheads with the West today but the Muslim world from the time of Muhammad through the crushing defeat of the Six Day War and beyond. Ansary tells a good story, which is exactly what he sets out to do, taking pains to point out that he is not a scholar, that those who want a book with pointy-headed language and footnotes will be sorely disappointed, and that he intends to tell the core stories of Islamic history replete with the human drama that gives them meaning to Muslims in the first place, "and if you're on board with me, buckle in and let's begin.

From the very beginning, Ansary, a Reed College graduate, relates a steady stream of epic events, characters and lessons in world history, taking care to place all in their proper context and all the while employing his trademark easy, warm, graceful style. If Ansary can be said to have a calling in life, it may well be that of a reasoned, articulate sage to those who, in the face of a horrific event like the Sept.

How has it come to this? Born and raised in the Muslim world, a self-described "history-loving little bookworm of an Afghan kid" who in moved to the United States to attend school, Ansary is in a position to offer a culture-straddling perspective of two histories -- those of the European and Muslim worlds -- that, until fairly recently, barely took notice of each other at all.

Far from a "clash of civilizations" that has raged on and off since the Crusades, he says, today's conflicts and those of the past are "better understood as the friction generated by two mismatched world histories intersecting.

From a societal standpoint, "What looks from one side like a campaign to secure greater rights for citizens irrespective of gender, looks from the other side like powerful strangers inserting themselves into the private affairs of families and undercutting people's ability to maintain their communal selves as familial and tribal networks. Again, that's not a point-counterpoint; that's two people talking to themselves in separate rooms. Never apologist in tone, meticulously researched and balanced, often amusing but never glib, "Destiny Disrupted" is ultimately a gripping drama that pulls the reader into great, seminal events of world history, a book which offers a wealth of knowledge and insight to any reader who wants to understand the movements and events behind the modern-day hostilities wracking Western and Islamic societies.

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Destiny Disrupted : A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

In the introduction to his new book, "Destiny Disrupted," San Francisco author Tamim Ansary tells a story about meeting illustrious British historian Arnold Toynbee as a child. On his way through Ansary's tiny Afghan village, Toynbee heard word of a "history-loving little bookworm of an Afghan living there" and invited the 9-year-old Ansary to tea. More than half a century later, Ansary has paid that gift forward with a history book of his own. An engaging and easy-to-read "history of the world through Islamic eyes," "Destiny Disrupted" is a great introduction to the history of the faith more than a billion humans profess. With friendly, conversational prose and a keen eye for revealing anecdotes, Ansary leads us through nearly 1, years of Islamic history, from the revelation of the Quran and the early life of the Islamic community, through the Abbasids, the Ottomans, the Mughals, and up to the beginnings of the 21st century. World history, Ansary writes "is not a chronological list of every damn thing that ever happened Certain key moments, such as the years immediately following Muhammad's death and early Muslim encounters with the industrialized West, are given a blow-by-blow treatment, while other, less essential periods are painted only in broad strokes.

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Destiny Disrupted

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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.

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'Destiny Disrupted,' by Tamim Ansary

In his new book, " Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes ," Tamim Ansary presents a vivid, often-wrenching narrative of world history from the perspective of the Muslim world -- not just that which is at loggerheads with the West today but the Muslim world from the time of Muhammad through the crushing defeat of the Six Day War and beyond. Ansary tells a good story, which is exactly what he sets out to do, taking pains to point out that he is not a scholar, that those who want a book with pointy-headed language and footnotes will be sorely disappointed, and that he intends to tell the core stories of Islamic history replete with the human drama that gives them meaning to Muslims in the first place, "and if you're on board with me, buckle in and let's begin. From the very beginning, Ansary, a Reed College graduate, relates a steady stream of epic events, characters and lessons in world history, taking care to place all in their proper context and all the while employing his trademark easy, warm, graceful style. If Ansary can be said to have a calling in life, it may well be that of a reasoned, articulate sage to those who, in the face of a horrific event like the Sept. How has it come to this? Born and raised in the Muslim world, a self-described "history-loving little bookworm of an Afghan kid" who in moved to the United States to attend school, Ansary is in a position to offer a culture-straddling perspective of two histories -- those of the European and Muslim worlds -- that, until fairly recently, barely took notice of each other at all. Far from a "clash of civilizations" that has raged on and off since the Crusades, he says, today's conflicts and those of the past are "better understood as the friction generated by two mismatched world histories intersecting.

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