The New Silk Road with Peter Frankopan

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00
- Stanfords Travel Writers Festival - Stanfords Travel Writers Festival


When The Silk Roads: A New History of the World was published in 2015 Peter Frankopan changed how we view the past, selling over 1 million copies around the world and remaining in the Sunday Times bestseller list for 31 weeks. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, providing a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. In an age of Brexit and Trump, the themes of isolation and fragmentation permeating the Western world stand in sharp contrast to what has been happening along the Silk Roads since 2015, where the story has been about deepening ties and trying to work together.


After the talk, Peter will be signing copies of his books, including The New Silk Road at the ‘Signings at Stanfords’ stand. Peter talks to Paul Blezard.

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Peter Frankopan
Historian & Author
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