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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
Title variation
New history of the world
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westwards on its axis, it now turns to the east. For centuries, fame and fortune was to be found in the west, in the New World of the Americas. Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia deep into China and India, is taking centre stage in international politics, commerce and culture - and is shaping the modern world. This region, the true centre of the Earth, is obscure to many in the English-speaking world. Yet this is where civilization itself began, where the world's great religions were born and took root. The Silk Roads were no exotic series of connections, but networks that linked continents and oceans together. Along them flowed ideas, goods, disease and death. This was where empires were won and where they were lost. As a new era emerges, the patterns of exchange are mirroring those that have criss-crossed Asia for millennia. The Silk Roads are rising again. A major reassessment of world history, this is an important account of the forces that have shaped the global economy and the political renaissance in the re-emerging east
Summary
Looks at how the Asian Silk Roads have acted as a crucible of culture throughout history, capturing the importance of these networks that linked the Atlantic with the Pacific, the Mediterranean with India, and America with the Persian Gulf
Writing style
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10464788
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WWBK
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Frankopan, Peter
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Trade routes
  • International trade
  • Culture conflict
  • Imperialism
  • East and West
  • Acculturation
  • World history
  • Trade routes
  • Silk Road
  • Silk Road
Target audience
adult
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a new history of the world
Label
The silk roads : a new history of the world, Peter Frankopan
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Copyright
Note
First published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058851574
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xix, 636 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408839997
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)931801537
Label
The silk roads : a new history of the world, Peter Frankopan
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
000058851574
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xix, 636 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408839997
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)931801537

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