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ῳ Hardcover Download @The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Ὼ PDF by Peter Frankopan ‡ ῳ Hardcover Download @The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Ὼ PDF by Peter Frankopan ‡ This provocative history challenges the view of the West as heir to a pure Greco Roman culture For Frankopan, the brutish West owes its enlightened traditions to the lands east of Italy and west of China, which were, for centuries, the centre of the world 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 Nishant Dahiya, NPRThis is deeply researched popular history at its most invigorating, primed to dislodge routine preconceptions and to pour in other light The freshness of Frankopans sources is stimulating, and their sheer range can provoke surprising connections He likes to administer passing electric shocks The sheer abundance of Frankopans information can become an omnivorous pleasure, and its details add color and particularity to his text He plunders data magnificently A brave, subtly personal project of inspiring ambition and epic scope Colin Thubron, New York Review of BooksPeter Frankopan is a brilliant and fearlessly wide ranging young Oxford historian Frankopan marches briskly through the centuries, disguising his erudition with an enviable lightness of touch, enlivening his narrative with a beautifully constructed web of anecdotes and insights, backed up by an impressively wide ranging scholarly apparatus of footnotes drawing on works in multiple languages This is history on a grand scale, with a sweep and ambition that is rare Aremarkable book on many levels, aproper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement.William Dalrymple, The GuardianOne of Mr Frankopans gifts as a storyteller is his ability to draw unusual connections across his vast canvas he packs his tale with fascinating trivia Frankopan has written a rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world Sadanand Dhume, The Wall Street JournalFrankopan casts his net widely in this work of dizzying breadth and ambition Those opening to any page will find fascinating insights that illuminate elusive connections across time and place Frankopan approaches his craft with an acerbic wit, and his epochal perspective throws the foibles of the modern age into sharp relief Publishers Weekly starred review A glorious read The author, the prodigious director of Oxford Universitys Centre for Byzantine Research, weaves into his narrative astonishing factsFrankopan is an exhilarating companion for the journey along the routes which conveyed silk, slaves, ideas, religion, and disease, and around which today may hang the destiny of the world Henry Porter, Vanity Fair.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 Nishant Dahiya, NPRSuperb Peter Frankopan is an exceptional storyteller The lands of the Silk Roads are of renewed importance, and Frankopans book will be indispensable to anyone who wants to make sense of this union of past and present.Philip Seib, The Dallas Morning NewsDazzlingly good Frankopan blends deep scholarly skill with a real literary talentDan Jones, Evening Standard U.K A sweeping, fascinating chronicle of world history focused on tradein silk, spices, furs, gold, silver, slaves, and religionin a vast region from the Mediterranean s eastern shores to the Himalayas Frankopan weaves together his many narrative strands with verve and impressive scholarship A vastly rich historical tapestry that puts ongoing struggles in a new perspective Kirkus starred review The author s gift for vividness is reminiscent of Jan Morris, while his command of revealing facts or fancies is not far short of Gibbon s.Felipe Fernndez Armesto, Literary Review U.K A very well written and wide ranging study, founded on reading of staggering breadth and depth Strikingly up to date The author has used the most recent scholarship to impressive effect And he is evidently constantly rethinking in the light of new scholarship The book is full of fascinating insights No one could read it without learning a great deal, or without having their conception of the course of history radically challenged TheTimes Literary Supplement U.K Beautifully constructed, a terrific and exhilarating read and a new perspective on world history.Averil Cameron, History TodayThis is, to put it mildly, an ambitious book By spinning all these stories into a single thread, Peter Frankopan attempts something bold A history of the world that shunts the centre of gravity eastward Mr Frankopan writes with clarity and memorable detail Where other histories put the Mediterranean at the centre of the story, under Mr Frankopan it is important as the western end of a transcontinental trade with Asia in silks, spices, slavesand ideas The Economist The Silk Roads, which covers several continents and many centuries, is based on astonishingly wide and deep reading and in all areas draws on the latest research It is full of vivid and recondite details.Robert Irwin, The Independent U.K Why are we driven, physically, intellectually and emotionally, to reach out beyond the horizon toward the unknown to explore, connect and communicate That query motivate Peter Frankopans splendid study Throughout he relies on economic analysisRecognizing that the fringes of the cloth are as interesting as its fabric, Frankopan also spins off on to the threads of social historyUnderlying the tightly researched history is a grander human truth As a species, we are motivated by stories This invigorating and profound book has enough storytelling to excite the reader and enough fresh scholarship to satisfy the intellect Charismatic and essential.Bettany Hughes, The Daily Telegraph U.K Timely It deserves a place by the library fireplace Country Life U.K What does history look like if we shift our focus eastward and give due prominence to those who traversed the Silk Roads This is the question Frankopan answers in this immensely entertaining work Many books have been writtenwhich claim to be A New History of the World This one fully deserves the title So ambitious, so detailed and so fascinating The Silk Roadsdemonstrates why studying history is so important.Gerard DeGroot, The Times U.K Book of the WeekIts time we recognized the importance of the East to our history, insists this magnificent study The breadth and ambition of this swashbuckling history by Peter Frankopan should come as no surprise A book that roves as widely as the geography it describes, encompassing worlds as far removed as those of Herodotus and Saddam Hussein, Hammurabi and Hitler It is a tribute to Frankopans scholarship and mastery of sources in multiple languages that he is as sure footed on the ancient world as he is on the medieval and modern Deftly constructed The Silk Roadsis a powerful corrective to parochialism.Justin Marozzi, The Sunday Times U.K An exhilarating tour of 2,000 years of history There is plenty of bang for your buck as you journey through The Silk Roads.Frankopan upends the usual world history narrative oriented around ancient Rome and Greece and the irrepressible rise of Europe In a series of brisk chaptersThe Road of Faiths, The Road of Furs and so onstudded with state of the art research that is sourced from at least a dozen languages, the author brings wondrous history to vivid life In The Silk Roads,Peter Frankopan has provided a bracing wake up call.Matthew Price, The National AE Coming soon Aug , Most black market drug lords don t give interviews But the Dread Pirate Roberts isn most His website, Road, is designed to allow anyone buy and sell drugs withPeter Frankopan Frankopan an exhilarating companion for journey along routes which conveyed silk, slaves, ideas, religion, disease, around today may hang destiny of world Vanity Fair Wikipedia Peter Doimi De Subic born March a British historian Education career studied History at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he was Author The Silk Roads Goodreads About Foundation Scholar, Schiff Scholar won The Daily Telegraph senior research fellow Worcester Oxford, director Oxford Centre Byzantine Research As well as writing history books his latest, peterfrankopan Twitter latest Tweets from Professor Global Director, Needs coffee by review frustrating Frankopan, academic Research, has followed another route shifting centre historical gravity in extremely ambitious Help us improve our Pages updating your bibliography submitting new or current image biography Althorp Estate University, founding Director Senior Fellow College He been Stanley J Seeger Visiting Hellenic Studies Princeton, Scaliger Leiden Presidential Professor Faculty History s focus on imperial city Constantinople events Asia Minor result major reinterpretation eastern sources reveal crucial role Byzantium genesis execution First Crusade Frankopan family persecuted after Zrinski conspiracy, Count Fran Krsto participated uprising against Habsburg King Leopold I brother law, Petar were executed Wiener Neustadt The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

 

    • The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
    • 2.3
    • 157
    • Hardcover
    • 657 pages
    • B00XST7IX2
    • Peter Frankopan
    • English
    • 07 March 2016

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