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Destiny Disrupted

A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

Tamim Ansary (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/27/2009)
Paperback (4/27/2010)
MP3 CD (4/28/2009)
Compact Disc (4/28/2009)

Description

With storytelling brio and evenhanded sympathy to all sides of the story, Ansary clarifies how the Muslim world views the history of the world and what they therefore make of our own version of events. Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected, and the Western narrative drove the other one under. The West hardly noticed, but the Islamic world found the encounter profoundly disrupting. By revealing that parallel "other" narrative to the chapter we are living today, this book will help us to make sense of today's world conflicts. Ansary traces the history of the Muslim world from pre-Mohammedan days through 9/11, introducing the people, events, and key turning points, not only in terms of what happened but also in terms of how those events were understood and interpreted.

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781433272264

Publication Date: April 28, 2009