Date: Thursday, January 12 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Location: Hall de Galle, Galle Fort.
In this brilliant talk, Oxford historian and international bestseller Peter Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward.
It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. Frankopan vividly re-creates the emergence of the first cities in Mesopotamia and the birth of empires in Persia, Rome and Constantinople, as well as the depredations by the Mongols, the transmission of the Black Death and the violent struggles over Western imperialism.
A must-see for history buffs and anyone interested in Asia’s importance in forming world culture as we know it today.
“Many books have been written which claim to be “A New History of the World”. This one fully deserves the title. It is difficult, in a short review, to do justice to a book so ambitious, so detailed and as fascinating as this one.” – The Times
- Participant: Dr. Peter Frankopan