The Silk Roads 1

A New History of the World – Illustrated Edition

by Peter Frankopan and Neil Packer

Hardback Publication Date: 01/11/2018

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Set your sails eastwith this stunningly original new history of the world.

Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart – the journey along the Silk Roads.

From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe.

With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan's magnificent retelling of his literacy triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history.

ISBN:
9781408889930
9781408889930
Category:
True stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-11-2018
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
305x238mm
Weight:
1.08kg

Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College and Director at the Centre for Byzantine Research.

He was Schiff Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge, and Senior Scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He has been Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton, Scaliger Visiting Professor at Leiden and Presidential Scholar at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

His revised translation of The Alexiad by Anna Komnene was published by Penguin Classics in 2009. He is the author of The First Crusade: The Call from the East (2012) and The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (2015).

Neil Packer

Neil Packer is an exceptional new talent in children's books.

Graduating from Colchester School of Art, he worked on advertising campaigns before illustrating One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Name of the Rose and Labyrinths for the Folio Society.

For Walker he has illustrated the magnificent Odyssey by Gillian Cross. Neil lives in London, NW1.

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  • just brilliant

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    Peter Frankopan has taken his wonderful adults' history and reimagining it for children, without being patronising or dumbing it down for the children,so if you have been looking for an excellent non-eurocentric history for your children or grandchildren this is it.