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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
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Author
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 foreign goods 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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Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The Silk Roads : a new history of the world, Peter Frankopan
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The Silk Roads : a new history of the world, Peter Frankopan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [523]-617) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn916684394
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xix, 636 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408839973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3745709
  • (OCoLC)916684394

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