The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

ISBN9781101912379
PublisherRandom House
PublishedMarch 7, 2017
Pages672
AuthorPeter Frankopan
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height9.2 in.
Width6.1 in.
Depth1.7 in.

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

Peter Frankopan

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March 7, 2017

Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. 
 
Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century—this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East.

Buy The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines. 

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

Peter Frankopan

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ISBN9781101912379
PublisherRandom House
PublishedMarch 7, 2017
Pages672
AuthorPeter Frankopan
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height9.2 in.
Width6.1 in.
Depth1.7 in.

Synopsis

Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. 
 
Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century—this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East.

Buy The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines. 

Editorial Reviews

“One of Mr. Frankopan’s gifts as a storyteller is his ability to draw unusual connections across his vast canvas . . . . Frankopan has written a rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world.”

– The Wall Street Journal

“This provocative history challenges the view of the West as heir to a pure Greco-Roman culture. . . . Frankopan marshals diverse examples to demonstrate the interconnectedness of cultures, showing in vivid detail the economic and social impact of the silk and the slave trades, the Black Death, and the Buddhist influence on Christianity.”

– The New Yorker

“In his new book, The Silk Roads, Frankopan has created something that forces us to sit up and reconsider the world and the way we've always thought about it. . . . The book takes us by surprise right from the start.”

– NPR