Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes by Tamim Ansary
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By Tamim Ansary, Public Affairs, Paperback, 216 pages
The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. This book tells the history of the world from the Islamic point of view, and restores the centrality of the Muslim perspective, ignored for a thousand years.
Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as it looks from a new perspective: with the evolution of the Muslim community at the centre. His story moves from the lifetime of Mohammed through a succession of far-flung empires, to the tangle of modern conflicts that culminated in the events of 9/11. He introduces the key people, events, ideas, legends, religious disputes, and turning points of world history, imparting not only what happened but how it is understood from the Muslim perspective.
About the author:
Mir Tamim Ansary is an Afghan-American author and public speaker. He is the author of Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, West of Kabul, East of New York, and other books concerning Afghan and Muslim history. He was previously a columnist for the encyclopedia website Encarta.