⚡ Understand the role that the Silk Roads — trade routes criss-crossing central Asia — have played in world history.

The cover of The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads | Book by Peter Frankopan

If you’re interested in piecing together all those world events that you’re aware of into a comprehensive chronology, this is a great place to start.

Focusing on the Silk Roads — a network of trade routes across central Asia — The Silk Roads provides an alternative to the Europe-focused view of history that many people might be used to.