The Silk Roads por Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads por Peter Frankopan

Titulo del libro: The Silk Roads

Autor: Peter Frankopan

Número de páginas: 656 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: June 20, 2016

ISBN: 1408839997

Editor: Bloomsbury

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The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller - a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east.

'Magnificent’ Sunday Times

'Immensely entertaining ... so ambitious, so detailed, so fascinating' The Times

For centuries, fame and fortune were 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 riches and adventure. Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to dominate global politics, commerce and culture.

A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a dazzling exploration of the forces that have driven the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs.

Review
Many books have been written which claim to be "A New History of the World". This one fully deserves the title.It is difficult, in a short review, to do justice to a book so ambitious, so detailed and so fascinating as this one (Gerald DeGroot The Times 2015-08-08)

A book that roves as widely as the geography it describes, encompassing worlds as far removed as those of Herodotus and Saddam Hussein, Hammurabi and Hitler.It is a tribute to Frankopan's scholarship and mastery of sources in multiple languages that he is as sure-footed on the ancient world as he is on the medieval and modern (Justin Marozzi Sunday Times 2015-08-09)

My book of the year: history on a grand scale, with a sweep of ambition that is rare ... A remarkable book on many levels, and one that anyone would have been proud to write: a proper historical epic of dazzling range, ambition and achievement (William Dalrymple Observer)

The most illuminating book of the year ... A healthy antidote to Eurocentric accounts of history (Books of the Year Times Literary Supplement)

Splendid ... tightly researched ... invigorating and profound with enough storytelling to excite the reader and enough fresh scholarship to satisfy the intellect...charismatic and essential (Bettany Hughes Daily Telegraph 2015-08-15)

A rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world (Wall Street Journal)

Dazzlingly good (Evening Standard)

Based on astonishingly wide and deep reading and in all areas draws on the latest research... It is full of vivid and recondite details (Independent 2015-08-15)

Full of intriguing insights and fascinating details (Observer)

With extraordinary erudition and a vivid style, he takes us on a dazzling tour of these parts from the rise of the first empires right through to the present (Open (Weekly))

Beautifully constructed, a terrific and exhilarating read and a new perspective on world history (Averil Cameron History Today)

As well-written, entertaining, disturbing and exciting as a detective story (Svenska Dagbladet)

A dazzling piece of historical writing (South China Morning Post)

This book lives up to its claim to be a new history of the world because of its geopolitical paradigm shift . He is a Herodotus of the twenty first century (Irish Left Review)

Monumental.prodigious.astonishing. Frankopan is an exhilarating companion for the journey along the routes which conveyed silk, slaves, ideas, religion, and disease, and around which today may hang the destiny of the world (Vanity Fair)

An exceptional storyteller . Frankopan does a superb job of explaining the history that has led to this modern era of new Silk Roads running across "the spine of Asia."... Frankopan's book will be indispensable to anyone who wants to make sense of this union of past and present (Dallas Morning News)

Sumptuous, intriguing and surprising (Sir Paddy Ashdown)

'A big book like this would have taken the whole year to read if I had followed up every reference that piqued my interest' (Readers' Books of the Year 2016 Guardian)

Review
'Many books have been written which claim to be "A New History of the World". This one fully deserves the title. It is difficult, in a short review, to do justice to a book so ambitious, so detailed and so fascinating as this one.' (The Times)

'Splendid ... tightly researched ... invigorating and profound [with] enough storytelling to excite the reader and enough fresh scholarship to satisfy the intellect ... charismatic and essential.' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Dazzlingly good ... [Frankopan blends] deep scholarly skill with a real literary talent.' (Evening Standard)

'Full of intriguing insights and fascinating details.' (The Observer)

From the Inside Flap
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, The Silk Roads is an important account of the forces that have shaped the global economy and the political renaissance in the re-emerging east.