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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.
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India and the Silk Roads
The History of a Trading World
Jagjeet Lally - Apr 01, 2021
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...
Peter Frankopan
Feb 12, 2021
The book looks at trade and exchange between India, C Asia and beyond from c1500. Beautifully written and pepperedd with insights. Highyl recommended      source
From Oxus to Euphrates
The World of Late Antique Iran (Ancient Iran Series) (Volume 1)
Touraj Daryaee - Mar 22, 2016
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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 ...
Peter Frankopan
Feb 11, 2021
This is a wonderful - and important - book. Great to see it in a new edition....      source
A Short History of Russia
How the World's Largest Country Invented Itself, from the Pagans to Putin
Mark Galeotti - Jul 07, 2020
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Peter Frankopan
Jan 28, 2021
This is terrific - and an amazing achievement to cover so much ground in such a short and wonderfully readable book. Strongly recommended !      source
The Hitler Years
Triumph 1933-1939
Frank McDonough - Nov 14, 2019
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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...
Peter Frankopan
Aug 25, 2020
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
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Ravenna
Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe
Judith Herrin - Oct 27, 2020
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A riveting history of the city that led the West out of the ruins of the Roman EmpireAt the end of the fourth century, as the power of Rome faded and Constantinople became the seat of empire, a new capital city was rising in the West. Here, in Ravenna on the coast of Italy, Arian Goths and Catholic Romans competed to produce an unrivaled concentrat...
Peter Frankopan
Aug 14, 2020
An outstanding book. And what a beauty ! #Ravenna cc ⁦@AnthonyBarnett⁩      source
The Republic of Arabic Letters
Islam and the European Enlightenment
Alexander Bevilacqua - Mar 03, 2020
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A Longman-History Today Book Prize FinalistWinner of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial PrizeA Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year"Deeply thoughtful...A delight."--The Economist"[A] tour de force...Bevilacqua's extraordinary book provides the first true glimpse into this story...He, like the tradition he describes, is a rarity."--New RepublicIn t...
Peter Frankopan
Feb 14, 2020
Terrific book - great to see it out in p/back @ABevilacqua7 👏👏👏      source
Nomads and Soviet Rule
Central Asia under Lenin and Stalin (Library of Modern Russia)
Alun Thomas - Dec 26, 2019
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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...
Peter Frankopan
Feb 05, 2020
@AlunR_Thomas Great news - a terrific book, and beautifully written. Many congratulations !!!👏👏👏      source