The Silk Roads: The Extraordinary History that created your World - Illustrated Edition (Paperback)
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The Silk Roads: The Extraordinary History that created your World - Illustrated Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 08/07/2021
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The golden threads of Frankopan’s classic world history shine anew in this engaging new children’s edition, brought to life by Neil Packer’s fantastically detailed artwork.

'Spellbinding ... a pitch-perfect treasure' LoveReading4Kids Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world. Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian, explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart - the journey along the Silk Roads. From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads illustrated edition moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe. With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan's magnificent brand new text based on his literary triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history. 'An extraordinarily vivid book on an often-neglected corner of history' Inis Reading Guide 'Not just children, but people of any age will find this book an absorbing read' New York Journal of Books 'Peter Frankopan's text is pitched at exactly the right level for children to read and for adults to share with them. The illustrations of Neil Packer are completely captivating ... this is a perfect marriage and a book to treasure' Armadillo magazine 'Studded with stylish, evocative illustrations from Neil Packer ... this is an ambitious account that nevertheless tackles big themes in a friendly, accessible way' History Revealed magazine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526623560
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 1000 g
Dimensions: 274 x 214 mm

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“Changing the Focus of World History”

With an inspiring range of storytelling this re-balances world history much further east than we are used to. It's a wonderful achievement.

Hardback edition
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“The Silk Roads”

Great read. History as it should be written. If you are interested in history or not, this is a book that should be read. Super narrative and well researched.

Paperback edition
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“Wel written and informative - interesting read.”

Just thought I'd pick this up on the by as am studying exchange of high status goods between the Indian Subcontinent and Medieval Central Europe.

Gives pause for thought and well researched, I enjoyed reading it.

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