destiny disrupted

Destiny Disrupted
Author: Tamim Ansary
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 748
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

The Arab Spring
Author: Carlo Panara
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release Date: 2013-01-09
Pages: 306
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.'

The Rilke Alphabet
Author: Ulrich Baer
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Pages: 264
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The enduring power of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry rests with his claim that all we need for a better life on earth is already given to us, in the here and now. In twenty-six engaging and accessible essays, Ulrich Baer’s The Rilke Alphabet examines this promise by one of the greatest poets in any tradition that even the smallest overlooked word may unlock life’s mysteries to us. Fueled by an unebbing passion and indeed love for Rilke’s poetry, Baer examines twenty-six words that are not only unexpected but also problematic, controversial, and even scandalous in Rilke’s work. In twenty-six mesmerizing essays that eschew jargon and teutonic learnedness for the pleasures and risks of unflinchingly engaging with a great artist’s genius, Baer sheds new light on Rilke’s politics, his creative process, and his deepest and enduring thoughts about life, art, politics, sexuality, love, and death. The Rilke Alphabet shows how Rilke’s work provides an uncannily apt guide to life even in our vexingly postmodern condition. Whether it is a love letter to frogs, a problematic brief infatuation with Mussolini, a sustained reflection on the Buddha, the evasion of the influence of powerful precursors, or the unambiguous assertion that freedom must be lived in order to be known, Rilke’s writings pull us deeply into life. Baer’s decades-long engagement with Rilke as a scholar, translator, and editor of Rilke’s writings allows him to reveal unique aspects of Rilke’s work. The Rilke Alphabet will surprise and delight Rilke fans, intrigue newcomers to his work, and deepen every reader’s sense of the power of poetry to penetrate the mysteries and confusions of our world.

Disrupted Destiny
Author: Helen Hillyndale
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2019-03-16
Pages: 280
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Although the Mapuche (indigenous Chilean citizens) had always been discriminated against, the Pinochet military junta heightened this ideology by confiscating their land, severely curtailing their movements within the country and denying them many of their basic human rights.In 1976, a nineteen-year-old Mapuche farm laborer, Sayen Millaman, leaves the vineyard in South Central Chile where she'd spent her entire life, and travels to Santiago to seek her fortune. Unable to achieve her goals by legitimate means, Sayen teams up with a streetwise Mapuche petty criminal, Aylen Cayancura, in the hope of finding the wealth she desperately yearns for, through crime.Initially the two women prey on defenseless old men, pick-pocketing and tricking them, but as their greed grows they turn to armed robbery, resulting in the robbing of an elderly Indian tailor with tragic consequences.Running parallel to Sayen's story is the story of the privileged life of Roberto Salazar, heir to his late father's steel construction business.The two stories merge when Sayen and Aylen attempt to rob Roberto after he leaves the bank with the firm's wages.What follows is an intriguing sequence of incidents and coincidence that bring out the realities of the harsh and uncaring world that Sayen finds herself in.

Destiny Disrupted
Author: Tamim Ansary
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Pages: 416
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Destiny Disrupted
Author: Tamim Ansary
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Pages: 416
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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.

Islam  A Worldwide Encyclopedia  4 Volumes
Author: Cenap Çakmak
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Pages: 1813
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This expansive four-volume encyclopedia presents a broad introduction to Islam that enables learning about the fundamental role of Islam in world history and promotes greater respect for cultural diversity. • Comprises concise, jargon-free entries written by experts in their fields, providing readers with accurate viewpoints that cut through the bias and controversies regarding most Islamic concepts • Supplies an authoritative introduction of Islam to Western readers that addresses the subject from historical, geographical, conceptual, and personal perspectives • Provides students with a current bibliography • Features color inserts with 16 pages of compelling images from Islam around the world in each volume

Public Services And Financial Austerity
Author: R. Latham
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2011-12-12
Pages: 264
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

From White To Yellow
Author: Rotem Kowner
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Pages: 678
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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When Europeans first landed in Japan they encountered people they perceived as white-skinned and highly civilized, but these impressions did not endure. Gradually the Europeans' positive impressions faded away and Japanese were seen as yellow-skinned and relatively inferior. Accounting for this dramatic transformation, From White to Yellow is a groundbreaking study of the evolution of European interpretations of the Japanese and the emergence of discourses about race in early modern Europe. Transcending the conventional focus on Africans and Jews within the rise of modern racism, Rotem Kowner demonstrates that the invention of race did not emerge in a vacuum in eighteenth-century Europe, but rather was a direct product of earlier discourses of the "Other." This compelling study indicates that the racial discourse on the Japanese, alongside the Chinese, played a major role in the rise of the modern concept of race. While challenging Europe's self-possession and sense of centrality, the discourse delayed the eventual consolidation of a hierarchical worldview in which Europeans stood immutably at the apex. Drawing from a vast array of primary sources, From White to Yellow traces the racial roots of the modern clash between Japan and the West.

One Story  Thirty Stories
Author: Zohra Saed
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Pages: 299
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Since 9/11 there has been a cultural and political blossoming among those of the Afghan diaspora, especially in the United States, revealing a vibrant, active, and intellectual Afghan American community. And the success of Khaled Hosseni's The Kite Runner, the first work of fiction written by an Afghan American to become a bestseller, has created interest in the works of other Afghan American writers. One Story, Thirty Stories (or "Afsanah, Seesaneh," the Afghan equivalent of "once upon a time") collects poetry, fiction, essays, and selections from two blogs from thirty-three men and women—poets, fiction writers, journalists, filmmakers and video artists, photographers, community leaders and organizers, and diplomats. Some are veteran writers, such as Tamim Ansary and Donia Gobar, but others are novices and still learning how to craft their own "story," their unique Afghan American voice. The fifty pieces in this rich anthology reveal journeys in a new land and culture. They show people trying to come to grips with a life in exile, or they trace the migration maps of parents. They navigate the jagged landscape of the Soviet invasion, the civil war of the 1990s and the rise of the Taliban, and the ongoing American occupation.