Described by the Evening Standard as a ‘masterly mapping out of a new world order’, Peter Frankopan’s follow-up to The Silk Roads is a persuasive, up-to-date prediction of a new Eurasian future.
All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.
When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically.
Following the Silk Roads eastwards, from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East, The New Silk Roads provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. In an age of Brexit and Trump, the themes of isolation and fragmentation permeating the western world stand in sharp contrast to events along the Silk Roads since 2015, where ties have been strengthened and mutual cooperation established.
With brilliant insight, Peter Frankopan takes a fresh look at the network of relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the Silk Roads today, assessing the global reverberations of these continual shifts in the centre of power - all too often absent from headlines in the West. This important - and ultimately hopeful - book asks us to reread who we are and where we are in the world, illuminating the themes on which all our lives and livelihoods depend.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Masterly mapping out of a new world order ... Peter Frankopan has gone up in the world since his bestselling Silk Roads history was published to great acclaim in 2015 - and deservedly so.' - Justin Marozzi, Evening Standard
'I enjoyed The New Silk Roads. I learnt a great deal about recent developments in Central Asia and elsewhere. Frankopan is a brilliant guide to terra incognita.' - Niall Ferguson, The Sunday Times
'Many books have been written that claim to be "A New History of the World". This one fully deserves the title...so ambitious, so detailed and so fascinating.' - The Times
'Brilliant and fearless ... This is history on a grand scale.' - William Dalrymple
'This invigorating and profound book has enough storytelling to excite the reader and enough fresh scholarship to satisfy the intellect.' - Bettany Hughes
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