Friday, 15 July 2016
Peter Frankopan - The Silk Roads: Questioning the Eurocentric view of history
LJMU's National Identity Lecture Series in association with the Centre for Port and Maritime History and the Centre for the Study of International Slavery presents Dr Peter Frankopan - The Silk Roads: Questioning the Eurocentric view of history.
Dr Peter Frankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is a Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. During this lecture he will talk about his best selling book 'The Silk Roads'.
Peter works on the history of the Mediterranean, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia and on relations between Christianity and Islam. He also specialises in medieval Greek literature, and translated The Alexiad for Penguin Classics (2009).
Peter often writes for the international press, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, MoneyWeek and has contributed to many TV and Radio documentaries. He was recently profiled in China Daily, China's largest English language newspaper, about his new book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World.
In December 2015, Silk Roads was named The Daily Telegraph's History Book of the Year 2015.