From the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author of The Silk Roads
'Masterly mapping out of a new world order' - Evening Standard
The New Silk Roads - a brand new book by Peter Frankopan - takes a fresh look at the network of relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the Silk Roads today.
The world is changing dramatically and 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, where ties have been strengthened and mutual cooperation established.
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 this prescient contemporary history, Peter Frankopan assesses 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.
The Silk Roads, a major reassessment of world history, has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
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 Sunday Times)
The book is diverting, eclectic and has serious intent. Its thesis that Eurasia is developing a sense of cohesion, largely powered by China's restless ambition, is a sound one (Roger Boyes The Times)
Peter Frankopan has written as prescient a modern history as possible . Frankopan's skill is that he able to step back a few more paces from the world map and global events than most modern commentators, whilst encouraging us to use history as a way of looking forward than regressing into the past (Total Politics)
An entertaining and carefully researched account of a new Chinese chapter in global history, and one where it finally makes sense to see Eurasia, with Europe at one end and China at the other, as a single connected whole (Spectator)
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 (Praise for 'The Silk Roads' The Times)
Brilliant and fearless . This is history on a grand scale (Praise for 'The Silk Roads', William Dalrymple)
This invigorating and profound book has enough storytelling to excite the reader and enough fresh scholarship to satisfy the intellect (Praise for 'The Silk Roads', Bettany Hughes)
The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller - a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east.
'Magnificent’ Sunday Times
'Immensely entertaining ... so ambitious, so detailed, so fascinating' The Times
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