History Through Islamic Eyes

Reading Tamim Ansary's book shows how ideas have consequences

I’ve always got four or five books going at the same time. One that I’ve been thoroughly enjoying is Destiny Denied: A History Of The World Through Islamic Eyes, by Tamim Ansary. In it, Ansary writes about Islamic civilization — its beginning, its spread, and its decline — as a way to help Western readers understand why Muslims see the world as they do.…

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