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Aug 27 2015 · Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world Peter Frankopan number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people trade disease war religion adventure science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart the journey along the Silk Roads

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Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months

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Aug 14 2012 · The Silk Road is an engaging reframing of a widely mentioned but too little understood construct Tracing the story from pre Common Era times Valerie Hansen offers a new history that draws on the oldest of original source information—literally the scraps of records long ago discarded subsequently repurposed and recently discovered

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The freshness of Frankopan's sources is stimulating and their sheer range can provoke surprising connections He likes to administer passing electric shocks " —Colin Thubron New York Review of Books "This is history on a grand scale with a sweep and ambition that is rare

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Feb 16 2016 · Throughout history Central Asia has been a nexus of burgeoning trade in goods people and ideas Drawing on prodigious sources Frankopan (The First Crusade The Call from the East 2012 etc ) director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research creates a sweeping fascinating chronicle of world history focused on trade—in silk spices furs gold silver slaves and religion—in a

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Mar 13 2016 · THE SILK ROADS by Peter Frankopan Knopf A new history of the world traces civilization along trade routes from East to West which fed the dissemination of culture religion and ideas as well

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Reviews on The Silk Roads were generally positive and were published by The Guardian The Independent The Telegraph The Times and The New York Review of Books In June 2016 The Silk Roads was chosen to be the Waterstones non fiction book of the month

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Oct 25 2017 · The Chinese government's marketing of the Belt Road Initiative has played upon myths and half remembered facts about China's past—"the glory of the silk routes " in Xi Jinping's words And the narrative gives credence to the notion that until the age of Western aggression China was the master of the region But China has enough problems on its own borders without dreams of

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May 11 2020 · "The Silk Roads A New History of the World" (2015) by Peter Frankopan This is a roaring best seller of a book that tells what can feel at times like the history of the world

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The Silk Roads were no exotic series of connections but networks that linked continents and oceans together Along them flowed ideas goods disease and death This was where empires were won and where they were lost As a new era emerges the patterns of exchange are mirroring those that have criss crossed Asia for millennia

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Nov 06 2015 · The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan review history on a grand scale From the Turkic steppe to the great sultans of Merv a fearless and brilliant history of the world as seen from the east

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The Travels of Marco Polo ed Manuel Komroff (Liveright New York 2003) WEBSITES Silk Road Seattle Silk Road Seattle is an ongoing public education project using the "Silk Road" theme to explore cultural interaction across Eurasia from the beginning of the Common Era (A D ) to the Seventeenth Century

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Sep 29 2015 · But none of that takes away from the importance of the project As the power of the west wanes so history needs to be rewritten Anthony Sattin is the author of Young Lawrence A Portrait of the Legend As a Young Man (John Murray £9 99) The Silk Roads is published by Bloomsbury (£30)

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silk fine horny translucent yellowish fiber produced by the silkworm in making its cocoon and covered with sericin a protein Many varieties of silk spinning worms and insects are known but the silkworm of commerce is the larva of the Bombyx mori or mulberry silkworm and other closely related moths

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Mar 21 2016 · By Silk Roads Frankopan refers to both the land routes from the Middle East through central Asia and to the maritime passages connecting the countries clustered around the Mediterranean with the Indian and Pacific oceans In effect that remit gives Frankopan a licence to talk about an exceptionally eclectically

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Books similar to The Silk Roads A New History of the World 4 24 avg 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

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Silk Roads is about the journeys more than the destinations The rise fall combining and perpetuating of cultures described by the author mimicked life Silks spices furs sugar drugs (legal and otherwise) currency and slaves flowed like blood through a body giving life and traveling the world like disease

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This is the question Frankopan answers in this immensely entertaining work Many books have been written which claim to be "A New History of the World" This one fully deserves the title… So ambitious so detailed and so fascinating… The Silk Roads demonstrates why studying history is so important "

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Apr 15 2016 · The Silk Roads A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan Bloomsbury RRP£30/Knopf RRP$30 656 pages Ramachandra Guha's most recent book is ' Gandhi Before India ' (Allen Lane)

The New Silk Roads The Present and Future of the World

About The New Silk Roads A brand new book from the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author of The Silk Roads 'Masterly mapping out of a new world order' Evening Standard Revised and updated edition The New Silk Roads takes a fresh look at the relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the ancient trade routes today

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Turn on the news today and you can bet that if Aleppo Baghdad or Isfahan is being discussed the story is about misery or mayhem But as Peter Frankopan powerfully reminds us in "The Silk Roads

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The Silk Roads A New History of the World by Frankopan Director Of The Center For Byzantine Research Peter at AbeBooks co uk ISBN 10 1101946326 ISBN 13 9781101946329 Knopf Publishing Group 2016 Hardcover

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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 of information from cultures across Asia and Europe and the span of several centuries in a nuanced manner

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'Many books have been written which claim to be "A New History of the World" This one fully deserves the title It is difficult in a short review to do justice to a book so ambitious so detailed and so fascinating as this one ' (The Times)

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Aug 15 2015 · The Silk Roads A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan 656pp Bloomsbury £30 ebook £14 29 To order this book from the Telegraph for £25 call 0844 871 1515 or visit books telegraph co uk