Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. Peter often writes for the international press, including The New York Times, Financial Times Guardian, and has a regular column in the London Evening Standard.
7 books on the list
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India and the Silk Roads
The History of a Trading World
This book brings to life the world of caravan trade--constituting not only merchants, but also pilgrims, pastoralists, and mercenaries; flows not only of goods, credit and money, but also of ideas, secret intelligence and fighting power. Contrary to the view that the ages of sail and steam rendered obsolete these more 'archaic' forms of overland co...
The book looks at trade and exchange between India, C Asia and beyond from c1500. Beautifully written and pepperedd with insights. Highyl recommended – source
Peter FrankopanFeb 12, 2021
For a long time, Sasanian studies were mainly cultivated by linguists and historians of religion, and the only standard work on the history of the Sasanian Empire was Arthur Christensen's L'Iran sous les Sassanides (Copenhagen 1936; second revised and expanded edition 1944). Only in recent years, Christensen's authority was challenged: Several new ...
This is a wonderful - and important - book. Great to see it in a new edition.... – source
Peter FrankopanFeb 11, 2021
This is terrific - and an amazing achievement to cover so much ground in such a short and wonderfully readable book. Strongly recommended ! – source
Peter FrankopanJan 28, 2021
In 1933, Adolf Hitler came to power in a coup. In a few months he installed a dictatorship, jailing and killing his leftwing opponents, terrorising the rest of the population and driving Jews out of public life.He embarked on a crash programme of militaristic Keynesianism, reviving the economy and achieving full employment through massive public wo...
This outstanding book on Germany under Hitler by @FXMC1957 is now out on @audibleuk, read by @StephenMcGann. No better way to spend a rainy day. (PS it’s volume one, so there will be more !) – source
Peter FrankopanAug 25, 2020
Also recommended byBrian Moore
An outstanding book. And what a beauty ! #Ravenna cc @AnthonyBarnett – source
Peter FrankopanAug 14, 2020
Terrific book - great to see it out in p/back @ABevilacqua7 👏👏👏 – source
Peter FrankopanFeb 14, 2020
The nomads of Central Asia were already well accustomed to life under the power of a distant capital when the Bolsheviks fomented revolution on the streets of Petrograd. Yet after the fall of the Tsar, the nature, ambition and potency of that power would change dramatically, ultimately resulting in the near eradication of Central Asian nomadism.Bas...
@AlunR_Thomas Great news - a terrific book, and beautifully written. Many congratulations !!!👏👏👏 – source
Peter FrankopanFeb 05, 2020