Writer

Peter Frankopan

Dec. 14, 2019 - Dec. 22, 2019 | Soneva Fushi

Peter Frankopan is a Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is a Senior Research Fellow of Worcester College and the Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He specialises in Eastern Mediterranean, Russian, Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Chinese history. His work on the Crusades was described as making ‘the most significant contribution to rethinking the origins and course of the First Crusade for a generation’ (TLS).

 His book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World has been described as ‘a rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world’ (Wall Street Journal) and is a New York Times Bestseller. In 2018, it became one of the 25 most important books to be translated into Chinese over the last 40 years. Peter’s most recent book, The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World, is a ‘masterly mapping out of a new world order’ (Evening Standard).