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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Public Affairs
Publication date April 27, 2009
Pages 390
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781586486068
ISBN-10 1586486063
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $26.95
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We in the west share a common narrative of world history—that runs from the Nile Valley and Mesopotomia, through Greece and Rome and the French Revolution, to the rise of the secular state and the triumph of democracy. 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 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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Hardcover
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from Public Affairs (April 27, 2009)
9781586486068 | details & prices | 390 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $26.95
About: We in the west share a common narrative of world history—that runs from the Nile Valley and Mesopotomia, through Greece and Rome and the French Revolution, to the rise of the secular state and the triumph of democracy.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Public Affairs (April 27, 2010)
9781586488130 | details & prices | 390 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.99
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (May 1, 2009)
9781433272264 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $29.95
About: 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.

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