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The Silk Roads

by Peter Frankopan

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PUBLISHED: 1st November 2018
ISBN: 9781408889930
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  • Hardcover
    $21.84
PUBLISHED: 1st November 2018
ISBN: 9781408889930

Publisher Description

Set your sails eastwith 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. From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe. With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan's magnificent retelling of his literacy triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history.

Author Biography

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College and Director at the Centre for Byzantine Research. He was Schiff Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge, and Senior Scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He has been Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton, Scaliger Visiting Professor at Leiden and Presidential Scholar at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. His revised translation of The Alexiad by Anna Komnene was published by Penguin Classics in 2009. He is the author of The First Crusade: The Call from the East (2012) and The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (2015).

Review

An extraordinarily vivid book on an often-neglected corner of history -- Inis Reading Guide Inis Reading Guide An extraordinary book exploring the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology along the Silk Roads -- Western Morning News Western Morning News This book is a phenomenal attempt to bring history to children in a nutshell and it does it admirably well for it has a very exciting story to tell -- Louise Ellis-Barrett Armadillo Spring Edition

Review Quote

An extraordinarily vivid book on an often-neglected corner of history

Promotional "Headline"

From the author of the phenomenal bestselling The Silk Roads comes a spectacular illustrated retelling. Embark on an extraordinary journey in this magnificent new history of the world written by number one bestselling author and historian Peter Frankopan and illustrated by the incredible Neil Packer.

Feature

For fans of Peter Frankopan's number 1 bestselling adult non-fiction title: The Silk Roads, which has sold over 220,000 copies in the UK since publication in 2015 with translation rights across 16 countries, named History Book of the Year 2015 (Daily Telegraph), Number One Non-Fiction Bestseller (The Times), Number One Bestseller (EveningStandard ), Number One Non-Fiction Bestseller (Sunday Times), Bestseller (NewYork Times), and India's Number One Non-Fiction Bestseller.

Product Details

Author
Peter Frankopan
Pages
128
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1408889935
ISBN-13
9781408889930
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2018-10-04
Media
Book
Illustrator
Neil Packer
Subtitle
A New History of the World - Illustrated Edition
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
The Silk Roads
Language
English
Audience
Children/Juvenile