Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads continues to be one of the most sought after books in our expansive history section. An antidote to a tradition of a eurocentric view, the book was a refreshing and deeply informative look at the world from an alternative perspective.
The New Silk Roads follows the trail eastwards, from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East. The book examines the future of a world that is changing dramatically and the global ripples created by continual shifts in power centres. Once, all roads lead to Rome, today they lead to Beijing. Politically, geographically, and economically, the Silk Roads still provide am invaluable route to understanding the modern world today.