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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes

We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years.InDestiny 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.


Chaper 1. The Middle World

Chaper 2. The Hijra

Chaper 3. Birth of the Khalifate

Chaper 4. Schism

Chaper 5. Empire of the Umayyads

Chaper 6. The Abbasid Age

Chaper 7. Scholars, Philosophers, and Sufis

Chaper 8. Enter the Turks

Chaper 9. Havoc

Chaper 10. Rebirth

Chaper 11. Meanwhile in Europe

Chaper 12. West Comes East

Chaper 13. The Reform Movements

Chaper 14. Industry, Constitutions, and Nationalism

Chaper 15. Rise of the Secular Modernists

Chaper 16. The Crisis of Modernity

Chaper 17. The Tide Turns