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CWCN BOOK CLUB with 'The Silk Roads. A New History of the World' by Peter Frankopan
Time: Wednesday 19 June 2019, 14:00 - 16:00
Place: CWCN Centre, 47 Hepworth St, Chapel Hill (UBD 178 A11)
For centuries, fame and fortune were 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 riches and adventure. Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to dominate global politics, commerse and culture. A major reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a dazzling exploration of the forces that have driven the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs.—Immensely entertaining. Many books have been written which claim to be ‘A New History of the World”. This one fully deserves the title… So ambitious, so detailed and so fascinating. (The Times)
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