A History of the World Through Islamic EyesBook - 2009
The award-winning author of West of Kabul, East of New York explores the history of the Muslim world, from the founding of Islam through the September 11 attacks, in an account that includes how the meeting of Western and Islamic cultures profoundly changed world history.
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.