Destiny Disrupted

Author: Tamim Ansary
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458760219
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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.

Destiny Disrupted

Author: Tamim Ansary
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586486068
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We in the west share a common narrative of world history—that runs from the Nile Valley and Mesopotomia, through Greece and Rome and the French Revolution, to the rise of the secular state and the triumph of democracy. But our story largely omits a whole civilization that until quite recently saw itself at the center of world history, and whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years. In Destiny 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. Entertaining and enlightening, Destiny Disrupted also offers a vital perspective on current conflicts.

The Invention Of Yesterday

Author: Tamim Ansary
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1610397975
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From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual Age Traveling across millennia, weaving the experiences and world views of cultures both extinct and extant, The Invention of Yesterday shows that the engine of history is not so much heroic (battles won), geographic (farmers thrive), or anthropogenic (humans change the planet) as it is narrative. Many thousands of years ago, when we existed only as countless small autonomous bands of hunter-gatherers widely distributed through the wilderness, we began inventing stories--to organize for survival, to find purpose and meaning, to explain the unfathomable. Ultimately these became the basis for empires, civilizations, and cultures. And when various narratives began to collide and overlap, the encounters produced everything from confusion, chaos, and war to cultural efflorescence, religious awakenings, and intellectual breakthroughs. Through vivid stories studded with insights, Tamim Ansary illuminates the world-historical consequences of the unique human capacity to invent and communicate abstract ideas. In doing so, he also explains our ever-more-intertwined present: the narratives now shaping us, the reasons we still battle one another, and the future we may yet create.

Games Without Rules

Author: Tamim Ansary
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610393198
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By the author of Destiny Disrupted: an enlightening, accessible history of modern Afghanistan from the Afghan point of view, showing how Great Power conflicts have interrupted its ongoing, internal struggle to take form as a nation

Hidden In Plain Sight

Author: Mark Davidson
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1619960257
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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.

The Arab Spring

Author: Carlo Panara
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004243410
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This edited volume explores some of the key international law issues to have arisen from the events which comprised the 'Arab Spring.'

Road Trips

Author: Mir Tamim Ansary
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ISBN: 9780578185262
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Road Trips, a memoir by Tamim Ansary, recounts stories from his years as part of the American ?60s and ?70s counterculture, after he arrived from Afghanistan where he was born and raised. The book revolves around three arduous journeys he launched from his home base in Portland, Oregon, between 1969, when he hitchhiked across North America with five dollars in his pocket, and 1975, when he and a girlfriend went on a four-month road trip that ended up in the Yucatan jungle near the ruins of Tulum. These odysseys are bracketed by a prologue, in which ten-year-old Ansary accompanies his father on a journey to find a legendary alabaster mountain in southwestern Afghanistan; and an epilogue, in which Ansary stumbles on a sheaf of long-lost letters from his counterculture years. The stories unfold against the familiar background of communes and collectives, Woodstock and Watergate, sex, dope, acid, rock'n'roll, and the end of civilization as we know it, but at heart this is not a history of those all too-well-chronicled times; it's a mythic private story of which we all have some idiosyncratic version of our own: the passage from wonderstruck childhood to contemplative old age.

Public Services And Financial Austerity

Author: R. Latham
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230355226
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The authors suggest that some of the problems of the public sector are self-inflicted and that current policies may only deliver partial success 'at a price we cannot afford'. It proposes a radical alternative and discusses practical ways it could be implemented. It also explores the threats and opportunities that such an approach might face.