We in the west share a common narrative of world history, but our story largely omits a whole civilization that until quite recently saw itself at the center of world history, and whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years.
In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary, author of the memoir West of Kabul, East of New York and co-author with Farah Ahmadi of the New York Times bestseller The Other Side of the Sky, 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.
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Added by pamgrange on April 3, 2009