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The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
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A history of the middle of Eurasia region where the silk roads used to lie: how Persia had a vast road system that eventually connected with the Chinese trade routes known as the Silk Road; how the Muslim world prospered thanks the trades and started the earliest slave trades (even giving birth to the word slaves as most of them come from Eastern European Slavs); how the Christians tried to take control of the region by various crusades; how the mongols swept the whole region; how the discovery of the new world enriched countries such as Britain and Netherlands; how the rise of Russia made the British empire nervous about its interests further south and created a whole bunch of different alliances which eventually led to The world wars; etc etc.
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message 1: by Ken (new)

Ken I'v seen this pretty book on bookstore shelves but, so far, left it to its prettiness.


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