Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World was published by Bloomsbury in 2015.
Masterly mapping out of a new world order ... Peter Frankopan has gone up in the world since his bestselling Silk Roads history was published to great acclaim in 2015 - and deservedly so -- Justin Marozzi * Evening Standard * I enjoyed The New Silk Roads. I learnt a great deal about recent developments in Central Asia and elsewhere. Frankopan is a brilliant guide to terra incognita -- Niall Ferguson * Sunday Times * The book is diverting, eclectic and has serious intent. Its thesis that Eurasia is developing a sense of cohesion, largely powered by China's restless ambition, is a sound one -- Roger Boyes * The Times * Absorbing ... One of the slightly dizzying effects of reading this book is realising the sheer amount of change that has taken place globally in just three years * Irish Times * Peter Frankopan has written as prescient a modern history as possible ... Frankopan's skill is that he able to step back a few more paces from the world map and global events than most modern commentators, whilst encouraging us to use history as a way of looking forward than regressing into the past -- Total Politics If you are only going to read one non-fiction book in the coming year, let it be The New Silk Roads by Dr Frankopan ... This book has all the answers and some more * News on Sunday Pakistan * Entertaining ... Peter Frankopan has a sharp eye for startling facts, and no reader will leave The New Silk Roads with her sense of the state of the world unchanged -- Richard Drayton * Times Literary Supplement * Frankopan has written another valuable and idiosyncratic book. He has the gift of perspective - the capacity to see the wood for the trees - which he combines with a Tolstoyan knack for weaving little details into the broader sweep of human affairs * Daily Telegraph * Peter Frankopan's surprise 2015 bestseller The Silk Roads was a gripping world history that centred on the east. His follow-up The New Silk Roads takes the story right up to the present, as a resurgent China seeks to recreate the old trade routes -- Books of the Year * Prospect * A stimulating primer on modern geopolitics, written with a historian's eye for colour and detail * Daily Telegraph * Superb -- Amol Rajan * BBC * An entertaining and carefully researched account of a new Chinese chapter in global history, and one where it finally makes sense to see Eurasia, with Europe at one end and China at the other, as a single connected whole * Spectator * Filled with an avalanche of remarkable facts ... Peter Frankopan is on a mission to show that the world is no longer all about Europe and the West * Het Financieele Dagblad NL * Many books have been written that claim to be A New History of the World . This one fully deserves the title...so ambitious, so detailed and so fascinating -- Praise for 'The Silk Roads' * The Times * Brilliant and fearless ... This is history on a grand scale -- Praise for 'The Silk Roads', William Dalrymple This invigorating and profound book has enough storytelling to excite the reader and enough fresh scholarship to satisfy the intellect -- Praise for 'The Silk Roads', Bettany Hughes