Silk Roads: a New History of the World
- This internationally bestselling title from Peter Frankopan thrusts into the spotlight the Middle East and its political instability, China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia.
- Frankopan explains that to comprehend what is at stake for the nations built on these ancient trade routes, we must first understand their captivating and complicated pasts.
- 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.
- 672 pages