Dr. Peter Frankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is 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 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, The Financial Times and The Guardian and has contributed to many TV and Radio documentaries. He was recently profiled in China Daily, China’s largest English language newspaper, and in Good Times (Pakistan) about his new book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World.
Silk Roads was named The Daily Telegraph‘s History Book of the Year 2015. it has topped the Sunday Times Non-Fiction charts, remaining in the Top 10 for twenty four weeks in a row, as well as being #1 in China, India, Ireland and many other countries around the world.