Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University and Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, published in 2015, was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller and remained in the top 10 for nine months after publication. Described by The Observer as a ‘historical epic of dazzling range, ambition and achievement’, it was named one of the ‘Books of the Decade’ 2010–2020 by the Sunday Times. The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World was published in 2018 and won the Human Sciences prize of the Carical Foundation in 2019.
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