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The silk roads: a new history of the world

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781408889930

Publication Date: 4 Oct 2018

Subject: History

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)

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Explores the history of the world through voyages made along the Silk Roads.
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Explores the history of the world through voyages made along the Silk Roads.

For centuries, fame and fortune was to be found in the west - in the New World of the Americas. Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of adventure and riches.

The region stretching from eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia deep 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 civilisation 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 oceans together. Along them flowed ideas, goods, disease and death. 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 history, The Silk Roads is an important account of the forces that have shaped the global economy and the political renaissance in the re-emerging east.

NOTE : Based on Frankopan's best selling title "The New Silk Roads" published in hardback in 2015 and paperback in 2016.

NOTE: Information Book Award Shortlist 2019

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  • Shortlisted - Information Book Award (Ages 12-16) 2019
Contents

The roads of the ancient world
The road of faith
The road to chaos
The road to Islam
The road to wisdom
The road of slaves
The road to heaven
The road to hell
The road to new worlds
The road to northern Europe
The road to confrontation
The road to war
The road to disaster
The road to suffering
The road to disenchantment
The new silk roads

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History
Dewey
909
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4 Oct 2018
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New
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9781408889930
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Hardback
Pages
128
Width
243mm
Height
310mm
Weight
1070g
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