The Silk Roads: A New History of the Worlds by Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads: A New History of the Worlds by Peter Frankopan

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The Silk Roads: A New History of the Worlds by Peter Frankopan is a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east.

  • By Peter Frankopan
  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Published by Bloomsbury Paperbacks; 01 edition (1 Jun. 2016)
  • Size: 19.8 x 4.4 x 13.2 cm

For centuries, fame and fortune were 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 riches and adventure. Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to dominate global politics, commerce and culture.

A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a dazzling exploration of the forces that have driven the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs.

Just one of our definitive collection of books on Trade, Empire & Migration here at the National Maritime Museum. 

The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller 

'Magnificent’ Sunday Times

'Immensely entertaining ... so ambitious, so detailed, so fascinating' The Times

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College and Director at the Centre for Byzantine Research. + Read more - Show less