The Resource Destiny disrupted : a history of the world through Islamic eyes, Tamim Ansary, (electronic resource)

Destiny disrupted : a history of the world through Islamic eyes, Tamim Ansary, (electronic resource)

Label
Destiny disrupted : a history of the world through Islamic eyes
Title
Destiny disrupted
Title remainder
a history of the world through Islamic eyes
Statement of responsibility
Tamim Ansary
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "We in the West share a common narrative of world history: It runs from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, through Greece and Rome, through the rise of Christianity and the Dark Ages, through the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment, to industrialism, the secular state, and the triumph of democracy. As a young history buff growing up in Muslim Afghanistan, Tamim Ansary absorbed this narrative but also knew that it sidelined an entire civilization, one that had seen itself at the center of the global narrative for over a thousand years."
  • "In Destiny Disrupted, Ansary tells the rich story of world history as it looks from that other 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 struggles and ideological movements that have wracked the Muslim world in recent centuries, 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 from that other perspective, recounting not only what happened but how those events were interpreted and understood in that framework. He clarifies why these two great 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 - had somehow hijacked destiny."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ansary, Mir Tamim
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS35.63
LC item number
.A57 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Islamic civilization
  • East and West
  • World history
  • HISTORY
  • East and West
  • Islam
  • Islamic civilization
  • World history
  • Islamic countries
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic countries
  • Islamic Empire
Label
Destiny disrupted : a history of the world through Islamic eyes, Tamim Ansary, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-370) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The middle world -- The hijra -- Birth of the khalifate -- The schism -- Empire of the Umayyads -- The Abassid age -- Scholars, philosophers, and sufis -- Enter the Turks -- Havoc -- Rebirth -- Meanwhile in Europe -- West comes East -- The reform movements -- Industry, constitutions, and nationalism -- Rise of the secular modernists -- The crisis of modernity -- The tide turns
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 390 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780786741502
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
246012
System control number
  • (OCoLC)431255362
  • (OCoLC)ocn431255362
Label
Destiny disrupted : a history of the world through Islamic eyes, Tamim Ansary, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-370) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The middle world -- The hijra -- Birth of the khalifate -- The schism -- Empire of the Umayyads -- The Abassid age -- Scholars, philosophers, and sufis -- Enter the Turks -- Havoc -- Rebirth -- Meanwhile in Europe -- West comes East -- The reform movements -- Industry, constitutions, and nationalism -- Rise of the secular modernists -- The crisis of modernity -- The tide turns
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 390 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780786741502
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
246012
System control number
  • (OCoLC)431255362
  • (OCoLC)ocn431255362

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