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Peter Frankopan

Professor & Author

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research.

He works on the history of the Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East, Persia/Iran, Central Asia and beyond, and on relations between Christianity and Islam. He also specializes in medieval Greek literature and translated The Alexiad for Penguin Classics (2009).

Peter often writes for the international press, including The New York Times, Financial Times Guardian, and has a regular column in the London Evening Standard. He has been profiled in China Daily, China’s largest English language newspaper and in Good Times (Pakistan).

Peter’s book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, is an international bestseller, described by William Dalrymple as a ‘historical epic of dazzling range, ambition and achievement’ (Observer). His latest book is The New Silk Roads.

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