The Silk Roads A New History of the World

by Peter Frankopan

Biography / Autobiography History

The Silk Roads A New History of the World Synopsis

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westwards on its axis, it now turns to the east...For centuries, fame and fortune was to be found in the west - in the New World of the Americas. Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia deep into China and India, is taking centre stage in international politics, commerce and culture - and is shaping the modern world. This region, the true centre of the earth, is obscure to many in the English-speaking world. Yet this is where civilization itself began, where the world's great religions were born and took root.

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ISBN: 9781408839973
Publication date: 27/08/2015
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Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408839973
Publication date: 27th August 2015
Author: Peter Frankopan
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 656 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, History,
Categories: General & world history,

About Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan is Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford, and Director the Centre for Byzantine Research at Oxford University. He took a First in History and was Schiff Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge, before completing his doctorate at Oxford, where he was Senior Scholar at Corpus Christi College. He has lectured at leading universities all over the world, including Cambridge, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, NYU, King's College London and the Institute of Historical Research. His revised translation of The Alexiad by Anna Komnene was published in 2009 and The First Crusade was published in 2012.

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