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Peter Frankopan introduces his ground breaking world history: for centuries, fame and fortune was to be found in the west – in the New World of the Americas. Yet the region stretching from eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia deep into China and India, the true centre of the earth, is where civilisation itself began. As a new era emerges, the region is taking centre stage in international politics, commerce and culture – and is shaping the modern world. The Silk Roads are rising again.
Guardian / Observer / The Times / Daily Telegraph / TLS and History Today Books of the Year 2015.
Daunt Books Non-Fiction Books of the Year 2015, Sunday Times The Year’s Finest Books 2015, Bloomsberg Business Best Books of 2015, The Times Writers’ Top Picks of 2015, The Bookseller Most Selected Books of the Year 2015, Prosper / The Week Must-Read Business Books of 2015.
Peter Frankopan, Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford, and Director of the Centre for Byzantine Research at Oxford University, took a First in History and was Schiff Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge, before completing his doctorate at Oxford, where he was Senior Scholar at Corpus Christi College. He has lectured at leading universities all over the world, including Cambridge, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, NYU, King’s College London and the Institute of Historical Research. His other books: his revised translation of The Alexiad by Anna Komnene and The First Crusade