[EPUB] The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Par Peter Frankopan – noapathway.co.uk
Is I found it a compelling read This is an epic book with an epic theme the fascinating history of the cultures of the Silk Roads from ancient to modern times Really it s a history of the world as it takes in events in the Americas and Africa as well The point is well made that a Euro centric view of the world leaves out the people and places of the utmost importance Just one example there were far Christians in Asia than Europe for centuries Author Peter Francopan elivers scholarly insight in a very readable style His review of Western read US perfidy towards Islamic countries in our era aids our understanding of terrorism He concludes by pointing out the rich renewal of the Silk Roads thanks to massive energy finds and predicts that the centre of world power will shift back to this region A must read for all of us Very enlightening This was such a comprehensive history of the Malice (Conspiracy 365, development of countries across the East and west through trading It provided a continuity of history across the centuries It showed the self interest of the mighty countries anduplicity of their Lily (The Mauve Legacy, dealings witheveloping countries and provided a good insight to the present influential countriesI found this history interesting and informative This is an engrossing tale well told I have the hard copy the e copy and the audible version and I have readlistened to the whole book which takes a while like the history of the Silk Roads There is undoubtedly some great research but the burning uestion is why has he left China out of the narrative till the last chapter It s fundamentally about the rise and fall of European powers Portugal Spain Holland Britain Russia Germany and the US garnished with a bit of the Ottomans Persia Iran and Afghanistan in the second section China really only becomes a topic in the conclusion the One Belt One Road which is the biggest evelopment idea in modern history is left till the last pages and not even referred to by its name an afterthought There are passing mentions of China at times the Xiongnu Zheng He Kublai Khan Marco Polo etc but no iscussion of the principal overland silk road through Xi an Chang an Dunhuang and Aksu the travels of Buddhism from India the transfer of technology silk tea and culture along these routes the mixing of races and customs Kashgar Xinjiang is mentioned briefly but there is no iscussion of the Chinese ethnic occupation of it The Chinese are mentioned as great copiers and fraudsters in relation to porcelain but this is really simplistic it was the West that actually copied Chinese porcelain styles To get a rounded perspective of trade and cultural exchange I would suggest James A Millward s The Silk Road A Very Short Introduction trade and cultural exchange I would suggest James A Millward s The Silk Road A Very Short Introduction for a grounded political economy of the Silk Road Bruno Macaes The Dawn Of Eurasia On the Trail of the New Order. Ans together Along them flowed ideas goods isease and eath This was where empires were won and where they were lost As a new era emerges the patterns of exchange are mirroring those that have criss crossed Asia for millennia The Silk Roads are rising again A major reassessment of world historyThe Silk Roads is an important account of the forces that have shaped the global economy and the political renaissance in the re emerging east. .
Read The Silk Roads: A New History of the WorldNed a lot and am inspired to read and learn bearing in mind the constructive criticisms Whether ue to age I have to say I found the book hard work and the
of The Clothier Natural Jumping Method detail was too much fully absorb For me it was an interesting perspective covering a lot of stuff Iidn t know I could have Two Bunnykins out to Tea done with a bitefinitive chronology Also I think I could have edited the writing a bit better there was room for greater clarity The scope of this book is immense taking us from the battles between Ancient Greece and Persia up to the present Falling for Sakura day It is both illuminating andepressing to be reminded That In The Last 2000 in the last 2000 years of human history so little has changedInternational trade has enriched us in the West and made the elites in other corners of the world very wealthy but with that wealth comes exploitation ineuality and the great games of empires who seek advantage at the expense of human livesThere are no answers here but there are lessons We are all connected and interdependent No such thing as high ideals god justice or human rights where money is involvedShould check it out he Teach Me does not have an ax to grind he paints everyone with the same brush mainly blood redGives a good overview and insight into some problems of the modern world in the end I read a number of glowing reviews but was uiteisappointed with the book because I was expecting a Monty detailed story focused on how the Silk Road had a major impact on the countries involved However it is really a book about theevelopment of industry and trade in general with large parts addressing the growth of Europe and the US I cannot recommend this book highly enough For anyone interested in world history it offers an easy to read and very well researched account of world historical events plus a glimpse into the possible future all with a middle eastern focus This book is an excellent reminder that the view of History that we are used to that is the view that civilization began with the Greeks and then spread West is not the only view We have passed over the long histories that tell of the Civilizations of the East have in fact a longer history with those in China India and Ira and Iran etc having been glossed over by mny for too long This is a thought provoking read assessing the past present and possible future influence of lands along the anvient trading routes It is strongly oriented to sociopolitical aspects rather than etails of actual trading history That is the actual commodities are left SOMEWHAT GENERIC RATHER THAN SPECIFIC AND INDICATIVE OF TRENDSDEVELOPMENT generic rather than specific and indicative of trendsdevelopment fabric uality Two way feedback about what European markets wanted vs oriental capacity to supply is relatively light on The future politico economic influences of the old silk road lands is brought into sharp focus and this book is all the useful because of th. Ht across Central Asia eep into China and India is taking centre stage in international politics commerce and culture and is shaping the modern world This region the true centre of the earth is obscure to many in the English speaking world Yet this is where civilization itself began where the world's great religions were born and took root The Silk Roads were no exotic series of connections but networks that linked continents and oce. .AMOUNT OF DETAIL WAS TOO MUCH