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In the introduction to his new book, "Destiny Disrupted," San Francisco author Tamim Ansary tells a story about meeting illustrious British historian Arnold Toynbee as a child. On his way through Ansary's tiny Afghan village, Toynbee heard word of a "history-loving little bookworm of an Afghan living there" and invited the 9-year-old Ansary to tea. More than half a century later, Ansary has paid that gift forward with a history book of his own. An engaging and easy-to-read "history of the world through Islamic eyes," "Destiny Disrupted" is a great introduction to the history of the faith more than a billion humans profess. With friendly, conversational prose and a keen eye for revealing anecdotes, Ansary leads us through nearly 1, years of Islamic history, from the revelation of the Quran and the early life of the Islamic community, through the Abbasids, the Ottomans, the Mughals, and up to the beginnings of the 21st century. World history, Ansary writes "is not a chronological list of every damn thing that ever happened

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In the introduction to his new book, "Destiny Disrupted," San Francisco author Tamim Ansary tells a story about meeting illustrious British historian Arnold Toynbee as a child. On his way through Ansary's tiny Afghan village, Toynbee heard word of a "history-loving little bookworm of an Afghan living there" and invited the 9-year-old Ansary to tea.

More than half a century later, Ansary has paid that gift forward with a history book of his own. An engaging and easy-to-read "history of the world through Islamic eyes," "Destiny Disrupted" is a great introduction to the history of the faith more than a billion humans profess. With friendly, conversational prose and a keen eye for revealing anecdotes, Ansary leads us through nearly 1, years of Islamic history, from the revelation of the Quran and the early life of the Islamic community, through the Abbasids, the Ottomans, the Mughals, and up to the beginnings of the 21st century.

World history, Ansary writes "is not a chronological list of every damn thing that ever happened Certain key moments, such as the years immediately following Muhammad's death and early Muslim encounters with the industrialized West, are given a blow-by-blow treatment, while other, less essential periods are painted only in broad strokes.

Although the book is primarily a political history, Ansary does a good job of depicting the fundamental societal and cultural changes that have shaped the history of Islamic civilization. Charting the effect of major political developments on various social movements and classes, he treats the reader to a greatest hits of Muslim philosophers and jurists, from al-Ghazali and Ibn Taymiyah to Sayyid Qutb, Muhammad Abduh and Jamaluddin-i-Afghan.

The early history of the Islamic world might not be familiar to most readers, but Ansary's colloquial style gives these long-ago events a sense of immediacy and freshness.

He tells the story of the schism that split the Muslim world into Sunni and Shiite as if it happened just the other day. Presenting tensions between Ali and the first three caliphs in human as well as ideological terms, Ansary gives the reader insight into the profound grief caused by Muhammad's death as well as the divisions caused through the process by which his immediate successors were chosen. Although "Destiny Disrupted" is written in a highly accessible style - with lines like "between and CE, western Europeans sailed pretty much all over the world and colonized pretty much everything" - Ansary's history credentials are ironclad.

He knows his stuff, and isn't afraid of wading into the middle of contentious academic debates such as the cause of the decline of the Ottoman Empire and the impact of the Crusades on the Islamic world. Ansary's most revolutionary supposition, however, is the basic premise behind the book. But the book is more than just a litany of past events. As Ansary writes in his conclusion, "The conflict wracking the modern world is not, I think, best understood as a 'clash of civilizations.

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'Destiny Disrupted,' by Tamim Ansary

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In his new book, " Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes ," Tamim Ansary presents a vivid, often-wrenching narrative of world history from the perspective of the Muslim world -- not just that which is at loggerheads with the West today but the Muslim world from the time of Muhammad through the crushing defeat of the Six Day War and beyond. Ansary tells a good story, which is exactly what he sets out to do, taking pains to point out that he is not a scholar, that those who want a book with pointy-headed language and footnotes will be sorely disappointed, and that he intends to tell the core stories of Islamic history replete with the human drama that gives them meaning to Muslims in the first place, "and if you're on board with me, buckle in and let's begin. From the very beginning, Ansary, a Reed College graduate, relates a steady stream of epic events, characters and lessons in world history, taking care to place all in their proper context and all the while employing his trademark easy, warm, graceful style. If Ansary can be said to have a calling in life, it may well be that of a reasoned, articulate sage to those who, in the face of a horrific event like the Sept.

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