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The Silk Roads: a new history of the world

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Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world. Peter Frankopan 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 literary triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history.

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subject_facetAcculturation -- History
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Imperialism -- History
Silk Road -- History
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World history
title_displayThe Silk Roads : a new history of the world
title_fullThe Silk Roads : a new history of the world / Peter Frankopan
The Silk Roads A New History of the World
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World history