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TitleThe Silk Roads
AuthorPeter Frankopan
ISBN1408839970
ImprintPeter Frankopan Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages636

Description

The No 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re emerging east Magnificent Sunday Times Immensely entertaining so ambitious, so detailed, so fascinating The TimesFor 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.

Reviews

Jaidee

The Silk Roads By Peter Frankopan

4.5 epic, illuminating, depleting, disheartening stars I started this very long book back in September of 2017 and almost half way through took a lengthy break as there was a chapter missing in my ebook and I had to wait a few months to get a copy from the library I also needed a break from the many... (Sign in to see more)


Tariq Mahmood

The Silk Roads By Peter Frankopan

This is the most unbiased and objective narration of history focussing on the rich history of countries on the old Silk Route The aim was simple, somehow focus the spotlight of history back on this region instead of focussing on European and American historical version which seems to be widely preva... (Sign in to see more)


Katia N

The Silk Roads By Peter Frankopan

Oh I am really disappointed with this book Maybe because I had very different expectations about it I ve read the title and the introduction by the author, and I thought that it was exactly what I want to know about the people of this region over the centuries I wanted to find out about their way o... (Sign in to see more)


Jaya

The Silk Roads By Peter Frankopan

4.75An extremely well researched but defintely not dry history of the Silk Roads I am definitely a happy camper.Need time to gather my thoughts and refer to my notes for a better and cohesive review reaction


Siria

The Silk Roads By Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads is part of the genre of popular history books that purports to tell the history of the world through one particular theme or from one particular vantage point, and is better than most of them Peter Frankopan is a trained historian, and so knows how to synthesise a great deal o... (Sign in to see more)


Andrew Smith

The Silk Roads By Peter Frankopan

This book covers the history of the area known as the Silk Road since it was first used, by traders circa 200 years BCE, up to very recent times I d touched on some of this history before but Peter Frankopan comes at events from a slightly different angle essentially, his premiss is that early civil... (Sign in to see more)


Jenny Schwartz

The Silk Roads By Peter Frankopan

Don t let the size of The Silk Roads daunt you It s very readable The scope is huge, geographically and over centuries, but Peter Frankopan keeps everything clear and moving along.I lack familiarity with the history, so I can t say whether his arguments, his judgements on history, are true and what ... (Sign in to see more)


Richard Newton

The Silk Roads By Peter Frankopan

Well written, well researched, interesting and original all good points about a book that is excellent in parts I enjoyed reading it, found much to be compelling and challenging to some of my own views, but at times I found this book frustrating For all its excellence, this is less one book than two... (Sign in to see more)


Clif Hostetler

The Silk Roads By Peter Frankopan

This is a world history from the perspective that the area between China and Europe is the center of gravity of everything important in human endeavors For the author, Frankopan, this loosely defined region is bounded by western China, northern India, the Horn of Africa, eastern Syria, and southern ... (Sign in to see more)


Marie-Paule

The Silk Roads By Peter Frankopan

A broad and comprehensive overview of the history of the world, starting with the Persians in the 6th century BC, and ending with the contempory challenges in Central Asia For me, this book had three merits First of all, I admired the way the author explains the connections between and the interdepe... (Sign in to see more)


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