Publication of Prof Peter Frankopan’s new book, ‘The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World’ (Bloomsbury, 2018)

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OCGH Advisory Committee member Professor Peter Frankopan has recently published The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World (Bloomsbury, 2018), which examines the relationships formed along the Silk Roads today in their global context. 

The book extends the research described in his bestselling book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, published by Bloomsbury in 2015, recently named one of the most important 25 books ever translated into Chinese.

Prof Frankopan has attended a number of events in recent months to discuss the book and his research, including the keynote address in Vienna to mark the end of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (7 Dec), a presentation at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford (29 Nov), and a discussion with hip hop star Akala at the Emmanuel Centre in London (27 Nov). More details about these and other events are available at  

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History, Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research and Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College. He specialises in the history of the Byzantine Empire in the 11th Century, and in the history of Asia Minor, Russia and the Balkans. He works on medieval Greek literature and rhetoric, and on diplomatic and cultural exchange between Constantinople and the Islamic world, western Europe and the principalities of southern Russia.