Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University where is Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Stavros Niarchos Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He works on the history of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, Iran, Russia, Central Asia, South Asia and China. The winner of Carical Prize for the Humanities and the Calliope Prize, Peter was named one of the World's 50 Top Thinkers in 2019 by Prospect Magazine. He advises many governments, corporations and multi-lateral institutions around the world. In 2017-18, he was Senior Advisor and Academic Expert to a major project for the World Bank and Department for International Development (DFID) on Transport Corridors in South Asia. He is President of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Asiatic Society, the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Royal Geographic Society and the Royal Society of Arts. His book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, is one of the world's best selling history books since it was published in 2015, spending 9 months in the Sunday Times Top Ten. It was a New York Times Bestseller and topped the charts in many countries, including in India and China - where it was named one of the 25 most influential books translated into Chinese, along with The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice and A Hundred Years of Solitude.
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