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The Resource The Silk Roads : a new history of the world, Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads : a new history of the world, Peter Frankopan

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The Silk Roads : a new history of the world
Title
The Silk Roads
Title remainder
a new history of the world
Statement of responsibility
Peter Frankopan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Our world was made on and by the Silk Roads. For millennia it was here that East and West encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas and cultures, the birth of the world's great religions, the appetites for foreigngoods that drove economies and the growth of nations. From the first cities in Mesopotamia to the growth of Greece and Rome to the depredations by the Mongols and the Black Death to the Great Game and the fall of Communism, the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East. The Silk Roads vividly captures the importance of the networks that crisscrossed the spine of Asia and linked the Atlantic with the Pacific, the Mediterranean with India, America with the Persian Gulf. By way of events as disparate as the American Revolution and the horrific world wars of the twentieth century, Peter Frankopan realigns the world, orientating us eastwards, and illuminating how even the rise of the West 500 years ago resulted from its efforts to gain access to and control these Eurasian trading networks. In an increasingly globalized planet, where current events in Asia and the Middle East dominate the world's attention, this magnificent work of history is very much a work of our times"--
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Frankopan, Peter
Dewey number
909
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World history
  • Silk Road
  • Trade routes
  • East and West
  • Imperialism
  • Culture conflict
  • Acculturation
  • HISTORY / World
  • HISTORY / Civilization
  • TRAVEL / Asia / China
Label
The Silk Roads : a new history of the world, Peter Frankopan
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Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Control code
BK0017131007
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xix, 645 p.
Isbn
9781101946329
Lccn
2015013264
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Silk Roads : a new history of the world, Peter Frankopan
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Control code
BK0017131007
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xix, 645 p.
Isbn
9781101946329
Lccn
2015013264
Other physical details
ill.

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