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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World - Peter Frankopan
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781408839997 (1408839997)
ASIN: 1408839997
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2008
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune rated it
1.5 The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
This book. It's been such a disappointment: Not only is the title an exercise in how to cram several misrepresentations in less than ten words, but the writing style left me rather unimpressed, too. There is little that is new about the history contained in the book. It certainly is not a history...
kingsoupnut rated it
Slight spoilers in this review, I know a few of you want to read it so I tried to keep it minimal. For a book that attempts to address thousands of years of human history in 521 pages, it does a solid job. I loved the first 400 pages or so, It is written in a gripping way that is often missing in no...
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny Schwartz rated it
5.0 Review: The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
Don't let the size of "The Silk Roads" daunt you. It's very readable. The scope is huge, geographically and over centuries, but Peter Frankopan keeps everything clear and moving along. I lack familiarity with the history, so I can't say whether his arguments, his judgements on history, are true --...
Domhnall rated it
5.0 The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
This is a lengthy book, though not a struggle to read, and each chapter turns to a separate topic, many of which are of significant interest in their own right; it could be regarded as a collection of essays - generally lively and often provocative - on a common theme, which is not really the histo...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
A different view of the world, taking a more oriental view of what happens in the world. Instead of the usual history of the world where the centre of attention is to Europe, this looks at the Middle East and Asia and looks at how, often they were as much or more influential than we were taught and ...
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