2015 年以前，條條大路通羅馬；2015 年以後，條條大路通北京
The Silk Roads《絲綢之路》一書促使我們以不同的觀點重新檢視世界歷史，於 2015 年甫發行即造成莫大迴響，成為一經典著作；而今，The New Silk Roads 問世，帶領我們見識新絲路至今對全球的影響，並進一步指出我們正在、即將面臨著什麼樣的劇烈變革。
新絲路將歐亞緊密結合，而英國脫歐與川普執政則是讓英美陷入與此截然相反的願景中。Peter Frankopan 以他特有的洞見分析新絲路如何深遠地影響我們，而各個國家的政權轉移又是如何影響現今世界。（文 / 博客來編譯）
’All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.’
When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically.
Following the Silk Roads eastwards, from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East, The New Silk Roads provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. In an age of Brexit and Trump, the themes of isolation and fragmentation permeating the Western world stand in sharp contrast to events along the Silk Roads since 2015, where ties have been strengthened and mutual cooperation established. With brilliant insight, Peter Frankopan takes a fresh look at the network of relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the Silk Roads today, assessing the global reverberations of these continual shifts in the centre of power – all too often absent from headlines in the West.
This important – and ultimately hopeful – book asks us to re-read who we are and where we are in the world, illuminating the themes on which all our lives and livelihood depend.
Many books have been written that claim to be "A New History of the World". This one fully deserves the title.so ambitious, so detailed and so fascinating (Praise for ’The Silk Roads’ The Times)
Brilliant and fearless . This is history on a grand scale (Praise for ’The Silk Roads’, William Dalrymple)
This invigorating and profound book has enough storytelling to excite the reader and enough fresh scholarship to satisfy the intellect (Praise for ’The Silk Roads’, Bettany Hughes)