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The Silk Roads

A New History of the World
Lu par : Laurence Kennedy
Durée : 24 h et 14 min
Catégories : Anglais - History, World
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The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that 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 center stage in international politics, commerce, and culture - and is shaping the modern world. This region, the true center of the Earth, is obscure to many in the English-speaking world. Yet this is where civilization 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 reemerging East.

©2015 Peter Frankopan (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Warren
  • 13/03/2016

Amazing insight

Best book I have read with the last chapter pulling it all together. This book is a detailed look into the past that has a striking relevance to today.

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  • 02/11/2018

Redefining the Silk Roads story

I really thoroughly enjoyed this book - especially the last few chapters concerning WW 2 and the creation of Iraq/Iran. The author touches on aspects of WW 1 and WW 2 that I was not even aware of and throws new light on many aspects of modern history that tie themselves all the way back to the creation of the original Silk Routes. The author highlights the scale of involvement and interference of the British, the French, the Russians and the Americans in the affairs of the Middle East and surrounding areas which is staggering in its scale of treachery and deceit. And at the heart of all of it - the quest for oil, wheat and more oil.

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  • Joshua Smith
  • 21/09/2018

great history book, with a grand vision.

Amazing book, with a grand vision, however conclusions at time seem to skim on details.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 14/09/2018

Read this! Especially Americans.

At first this seems like a re-telling of largely known facts on global history, however, Franko pan weaves a brilliantly evocative and detailed tapestry of the Middle East and Central Asia from the "Dark Ages" to modern times. The role of the UK and USA in modern times in this region is eye opening and essential reading for anyone who wants to understand global politics and recent history.

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  • MICHAEL LYONS
  • 22/07/2018

Should be compulsory reading for all school students

As a history livery I found this a Fantastic book, content and narration superb, highly recommend

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  • Stef
  • 14/08/2019

great content

Great book, very informative. Laurence Kennedy does an impressive array of accents, but this skill is better suited for fiction.

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  • Simon R. B. Berdal
  • 18/06/2019

Interesting resources-oriented swipe thru history

Interesting insights and angle on history. A bit too negative towards the EU - unsubstantiated

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  • Sean
  • 27/04/2019

Fascinating new perspective

Virtually a total revision of conventional wisdom on the extent of trade and globalization prior to the European age of exploration

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  • John
  • 18/06/2018

Impressively expansive, well worth a read

The breath of history that this book sets out to cover is truly impressive and the author does as good a job as can be expected. Provides context for a lot of the geopolitics that define our present day

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  • Jorge Alegria F
  • 04/06/2018

very good reading and listening of a great book

Easy and interesting listening of a great book. connection between chapters makes the listening very enjoyable

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  • A customer
  • 27/06/2018

not a book on the silk roads

In the foreword the author denounces Eurocentric histories, and then proceeds to write one more such history. This book is an unimaginative attempt at a world history viewed from Europe in general and England in particular, with very little about China, central Asia, Persia etc.

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  • Toni
  • 13/05/2018

Perspektive der USA

Freiheit, Terrorismus, "Wir"- das Buch gibt eine patriotische US-Amerikanische Perspektive. Ein Drittel des Buches handelt von 9/11 und den Kriegen im Irak.

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  • Daniel
  • 28/01/2017

Etwas zu lang und zähflüssig

Würden Sie dieses Buch einem Freund empfehlen? Warum oder warum nicht?

Ja, aber mit der Warnung das das Buch zu lang ist. Allerdings sind die letzten 6 Stunden sehr interessant. Vielleicht sogar noch interessanter in Anbetracht der momentanen politischen Veränderungen weltweit

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Interessante Sichtweise auf einige Zeitabschnitte und überraschend viele Zusammenhänge die bei der Betrachtung einzelner Jahre schnell untergehen

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  • Esra D
  • 27/08/2019

Phenomenal book tainted by abysmal narrator

This is an absolutely phenomenal book, taking a long view of thousands of years of history ending with contemporary geopolitics. If you enjoyed Sapiens, this book is next level but it is a hefty investment as a considerable tome. The research and detail is evident and admirable.

However, for a book that discusses orientalism and the patriarchy of the west, the narrator employs exactly those stereotypes and condescending tones the author critically includes. Simple pronunciation is skipped, and accents are employed when convenient. Just awful.

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  • Stephan Tschiesche
  • 01/12/2018

insightful, astonishingly neutral, well informed

to me, the first fifteen chapters are somewhat slow in flow and quite repetitive with respect of their fundamental messages.
for me, again, the book starts becoming interesting from chap 16 onwards, with the considerations about world war I; this becomes even more so when reaching WW II; and, in fact, it culminates with the chaps about recent near eastern history, and western involvement.
these last topics might have deserved more indepth discussion, at the cost of the former; and they are worth a second reading!

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  • Jürgen Schmidt
  • 20/06/2018

gut recherchiert

Auch wenn unter dem Titel Silk Road Manches zugeordnet wurde, das mit dem wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Hintergrund der Seidenstraße nur marginale Bezüge hat, ist der Ansatz, eine andere, als die übliche westliche Sicht auf die geschichtlichen Geschehnisse zu werfen, eindrucksvoll gelungen.