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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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From the rise and fall of empires in China, Persia, and Rome itself to the spread of Buddhism and advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to Western imperialism and the great wars of the twentieth century, this epic, magisterial work illuminates how the Silk Roads--the crossroads of the world,... show more
From the rise and fall of empires in China, Persia, and Rome itself to the spread of Buddhism and advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to Western imperialism and the great wars of the twentieth century, this epic, magisterial work illuminates how the Silk Roads--the crossroads of the world, the meeting place of East and West--perhaps more than anything else, shaped g
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781408839973 (1408839970)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 636
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
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
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 --...
Wyvernfriend Reads
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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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