Destiny Disrupted

Destiny Disrupted

Incredibly illuminating ... lucid ... For a comprehensive - but - approachable way to look at world history through the lens of Islam , there's no better book . " —DAVE EGGERS DESTINY DISRUPTED A HISTORY OF THE WORLD THROUGH ISLAMIC ...

Author: Tamim Ansary

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786741502

Category: History

Page: 416

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The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. Destiny Disrupted 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. In Destiny Disrupted, 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 center. 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. He clarifies why two great civilizations-Western and Muslim-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-had somehow hijacked destiny. With storytelling brio, humor, and evenhanded sympathy to all sides of the story, Ansary illuminates a fascinating parallel to the world narrative usually heard in the West. Destiny Disrupted offers a vital perspective on world conflicts many now find so puzzling.
Categories: History

Destiny Disrupted

Destiny Disrupted

Discusses the history of the world from an Islamic perspective, explaining the evolution of the Muslim community while recounting the history of the Western world with respect to Islamic events and interpretations.

Author: Mir Tamim Ansary

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458760210

Category: Civilization, Islamic / History

Page: 390

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Discusses the history of the world from an Islamic perspective, explaining the evolution of the Muslim community while recounting the history of the Western world with respect to Islamic events and interpretations.
Categories: Civilization, Islamic / History

The Sower 2 0

The Sower 2 0

You Americans are such puritans!' But you'll have to read the book to understand why that's funny.” Tamim Ansary author of the bestsellers West of Kabul, East of New York, The Story of My Life, and Destiny Disrupted For J ...

Author: Kemble Scott

Publisher: JBA Inc

ISBN: 9781609841829

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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"Dark, subversive, and laugh-out-loud funny."-- Raj Patel, author of the international bestsellers The Value of Nothing and Stuffed and Starved."The Sower is the Da Vinci Code as seen through the twisted eyes of John Waters and transcribed by the Marquis de Sade." --David Henry Sterry, author of the bestsellers Chicken and and Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys."The Sower entertains, enlightens, and manages to push a whole lot of buttons in the process...one of those 'can't put it down' books that runs the reader though the full slate of emotions from start to finish." --Kate Douglas, author of the bestselling Wolf Tales series.
Categories: Fiction

Destiny Disrupted

Destiny Disrupted

In Destiny Disrupted, 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 center.

Author: Tamim Ansary

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 9780786741502

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 552

The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. Destiny Disrupted 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. In Destiny Disrupted, 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 center. 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. He clarifies why two great civilizations-Western and Muslim-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-had somehow hijacked destiny. With storytelling brio, humor, and evenhanded sympathy to all sides of the story, Ansary illuminates a fascinating parallel to the world narrative usually heard in the West. Destiny Disrupted offers a vital perspective on world conflicts many now find so puzzling.
Categories: History

Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality

Contesting Islam  Constructing Race and Sexuality

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes. 1st edn. New York: PublicAffairs, 2009. Antunes, Ricardo. 'Introduction: The Substance of the Crisis'. In The Structural Crisis of Capital, edited by Istvan Meszaros, ...

Author: Sunera Thobani

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350148116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The current political standoffs of the 'War on Terror' illustrate that the interaction within and between the so-called Western and Middle Eastern civilizations is constantly in flux. A recurring theme however is how Islam and Muslims signify the 'Enemy' in the Western socio-cultural imagination and have become the 'Other' against which the West identifies itself. In a unique and insightful blend of critical race, feminist and post-colonial theory, Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam. Exposing these symbiotic relationships, Thobani explores how the return of 'religion' is reworking the racial, gender and sexual politics by which Western society defines itself, and more specifically, defines itself against Islam. Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality unpacks conventional as well as unconventional orthodoxies to open up new spaces in how we think about sexual and racial identity in the West and the crucial role that Islam has had and continues to have in its development.
Categories: Philosophy

Army History

Army History

47 . 80. Aslan , How to Win a Cosmic War , pp . 106 , 107 . 81. Michael Axworthy , A History of Iran : Empire of the Mind ( New York : Basic Books , 2008 ) , pp . 100-02 . 82. Ansary , Destiny Disrupted , pp . 153 , 156 . 83.

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU16709764

Category: Military history

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Categories: Military history

Rendering Divine Names on Coins

Rendering Divine Names on Coins

Ansary, Destiny Disrupted, 161–62. 19. Ansary, Destiny Disrupted, 163. 20. Ansary, Destiny Disrupted, 165. 21. Momen, Introduction to Shi'i Islam, 143. 22. Fowden, Before and after Muhammad, 157. 23. Louth, St. 104 rendering divine ...

Author: David Bentley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532670695

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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After Jesus glanced at the temple coin, he said, “Render to Caesar.” This book’s title and theme are based upon Jesus’ command to give allegiance to both the state and God. Coauthor David Bentley is the historian-theologian who reads and translates the coins’ messages. Coauthor Brad Yonaka is the geologist-scientist who finds the copper, silver, and gold coins which are on display in nearly one hundred photo-figures throughout the text. Our God is represented by the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam); his divine name has appeared on coins since biblical times. Even the most theologically astute readers will be surprised by our introduction of Paul, Priscilla, and Aquila as “tabernacle-makers” not “tent-makers.” Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, a few ancient Persian empires, the Islamic caliphs, and Qur’anic messages are present in this book. Each stamped their impressions on civilization. When Lincoln added “In God We Trust” during the Civil War, was it as Jesus commanded, a combination of honoring divine and governmental authorities? Or was it a counterfeit trust in dead presidents or self?
Categories: Religion

Israel s Armor

Israel s Armor

Rogan, The Arabs, 104–33; Tamim Ansary, Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes. New York: Public Affairs, 2009: 286–87. 9. Farid Al-Salim, Palestine and the Decline of the Ottoman Empire.

Author: Walter L. Hixson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108483902

Category: History

Page: 324

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Israel's Armor provides a foundational history of the Israel lobby and its influence on American foreign policy.
Categories: History

Cumin Camels and Caravans

Cumin  Camels  and Caravans

M.B. DeBevoise (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007); and Tamim Ansary, Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes (New York: PublicAffairs, 2009). 9. Charles Perry, foreword to Zaouali, Medieval Cuisine ...

Author: Gary Paul Nabhan

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520379244

Category: Cooking

Page: 328

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Gary Paul Nabhan takes the reader on a vivid and far-ranging journey across time and space in this fascinating look at the relationship between the spice trade and culinary imperialism. Drawing on his own family’s history as spice traders, as well as travel narratives, historical accounts, and his expertise as an ethnobotanist, Nabhan describes the critical roles that Semitic peoples and desert floras had in setting the stage for globalized spice trade. Traveling along four prominent trade routes—the Silk Road, the Frankincense Trail, the Spice Route, and the Camino Real (for chiles and chocolate)—Nabhan follows the caravans of itinerant spice merchants from the frankincense-gathering grounds and ancient harbors of the Arabian Peninsula to the port of Zayton on the China Sea to Santa Fe in the southwest United States. His stories, recipes, and linguistic analyses of cultural diffusion routes reveal the extent to which aromatics such as cumin, cinnamon, saffron, and peppers became adopted worldwide as signature ingredients of diverse cuisines. Cumin, Camels, and Caravans demonstrates that two particular desert cultures often depicted in constant conflict—Arabs and Jews—have spent much of their history collaborating in the spice trade and suggests how a more virtuous multicultural globalized society may be achieved in the future.
Categories: Cooking

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

16 Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, p. 24. 17 Ridpath, ]ohn Clark, Ridpath's History of the World, Volume I V, Book XII, The Mohammedan Ascendency (Cincinnati, Ohio: "The ]ones Brothers Publishing Company, ...

Author: Mark Davidson

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781619960251

Category: Bible

Page: 264

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Hidden in Plain Sight is a book about Bible end-times prophecy, but ti is not typical. Starting with the assumption that the Antichrist may turn out to be a Muslim and not a Roman, the book uses historical sources to show that Bible prophecy actually argues for a Muslim Antichrist. Then, using this new way of looking at prophecy, this book explores several Bible passages, revealing a series of events that must take place before the Tribulation. Where the Bible was thought to be silent about the years leading up to the Tribulation, it actually has much to say.
Categories: Bible