Really interesting research

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

I've just started what is going to be really fascinating book called The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan, which examines what world history might look like if focus had been directed eastwards rather becoming so centred on Europe. The Silk Roads didn't just transport silks and spices, and  were the conduit of not just wealth and commerce but for new ideas about education, science, philosphy, religion, medicine and technology.

The problem of reading so much interesting research is that you want to stick it all in! But then the storyline would fade into the background. Given that the book is so wonderful, it's a luxury problem to have...


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