25
Jan
2021
Cupertino
Zoom
CA
United States of America

1/25/21 The Silk Roads, by Peter Frankopan, and moderated by the astute Tom Scannell

 

The Silk Roads, by Peter Frankopan 

Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts.