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Publisher's Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan, read by Peter Frankopan.

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

Peter Frankopan, number one best-selling 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 children's edition 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 brand-new text based on his literary triumph The Silk Roads is a must-have world history.

©2018 Peter Frankopan (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Critic Reviews

"Not just children, but people of any age will find this book an absorbing read." (New York Journal of Books)

"Peter Frankopan’s text is pitched at exactly the right level for children to read and for adults to share with them. The illustrations of Neil Packer are completely captivating...this is a perfect marriage and a book to treasure." (Armadillo magazine)

"Studded with stylish, evocative illustrations from Neil Packer...this is an ambitious account that nevertheless tackles big themes in a friendly, accessible way." (History Revealed magazine)

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  • Soondri Slathia Morris
  • 14-08-2021

Silkroads before, and now

Wonderful clear description of the movements and politics to exploit the regions of Asia and Africa with riches we wanted to own

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