Peter Frankopan is Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford, and Director the Centre for Byzantine Research at Oxford University. He was previously Schiff Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge and Senior Scholar at Corpus Christi College. His most recent book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World was described as ‘breathtaking’ (Daily Telegraph), ‘magnificent’ (Sunday Times), ‘fearless and brilliant’ (Guardian), ‘a dazzling piece of historical writing’ (South China Morning Post), ‘majestic, brilliant and extraordinary’ (Open, India). The Berliner Zeitung calls it ‘not just the most important history book in years but the most important in decades’.
Silk Roads has been an international bestseller, topping the Sunday Times Non-Fiction charts, and remaining in the Top 10 for 20 consecutive weeks. It has gone to #1 around the world, including India, Ireland and China, where went straight to the top of the non-fiction bestseller list when it was published in October 2016. Silk Roads was named The Daily Telegraph's History Book of the Year 2015.
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