Described by the New Statesman as 'the history rock star du jour', British writer and academic Peter Frankopan is a leading expert in the history of the Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East and Central Asia. Currently holding the post of Professor of Global History at Oxford University, Frankopan is best known for his globally bestselling history The Silk Roads: A New History of the World which was named as the Daily Telegraph's History Book of the Year in 2015 and remained in the Sunday Times Top 10 for nine months in a row. He is also the author of The First Crusade, an illustrated edition of The Silk Roads for children and 2018’s The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World.
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.