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Silk Roads : A New History of the World (Reprint) (Paperback) (Peter Frankopan)
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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.
Number of Pages: 647
Publisher: Random House Inc
Age Range: Adult
Author: Peter Frankopan
Street Date: March 7, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-6423
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The Silk Roads, A New History of the World
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Bill Gannon — 1 year ago
Reads well and presents a view of world history which recognizes the extensive interactions among peoples though time. This view is unusual to our western world.; but should not be.