Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research.

He works on the history of the Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East, Persia/Iran, Central Asia and beyond, and on relations between Christianity and Islam. He also specializes in medieval Greek literature and translated The Alexiad for Penguin Classics (2009).

Peter often writes for the international press, including The New York Times, Financial TimesGuardian, and has a regular column in the London Evening Standard. He has been profiled in China Daily, China’s largest English language newspaper and in Good Times (Pakistan).

Silk Roads was named The Daily Telegraph’s History Book of the Year 2015. it went to Number One in the Sunday Times Non-Fiction charts, remaining in the Top 10 for nine months in a row, as well as being #1 in China, India and many other countries around the world. His follow-up, The New Silk Roads, is a ‘masterly-mapping out of anew world order’, according to the Evening Standard.