ISBN 9781408839980,The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781408839980

ISBN-10 1408839989


Number of Pages 656 Pages
Language (English)
Scholarly and yet accessible, and unashamedly partisan, The First Crusade, as any vibrant history should, is bound to set a lot of feathers flying Daily Telegraph Convincing and accessible Sunday Times A nuanced and often counterintuitive story of power politics, international diplomacy and war and, ultimately that very rare thing - a truly fresh interpretation of an old story Time Out A book of dazzling range, ambition and achievement -- William Dalrymple Many books have been written which claim to be "A New History of the World". This one fully deserves the title...It is difficult, in a short review, to do justice to a book so ambitious, so detailed and so fascinating as this one -- Gerald DeGroot The Times The author's gift for vividness is reminiscent of Jan Morris, while his command of revealing facts or fancies is not far short of Gibbon's -- Felipe Fernandez Armesto Literary Review A book that roves as widely as the geography it describes, encompassing worlds as far removed as those of Herodotus and Saddam Hussein, Hammurabi and Hitler...It is a tribute to Frankopan's scholarship and mastery of sources in multiple languages that he is as sure-footed on the ancient world as he is on the medieval and modern -- Justin Marozzi The Sunday Times