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Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. Peter often writes for the international press, including The New York Times, Financial Times Guardian, and has a regular column in the London Evening Standard.
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The Republic of Arabic Letters
Islam and the European Enlightenment
by Alexander Bevilacqua (Mar 02, 2020)
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A Longman-History Today Book Prize FinalistWinner of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial PrizeA Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year"Deeply thoughtful...A delight."--The Economist"[A] tour de force...Bevilacqua's extraordinary book provides the first true glimpse into this story...He, like the tradition he describes, is a rarity."--New RepublicIn t...
Nomads and Soviet Rule
Central Asia under Lenin and Stalin (Library of Modern Russia)
by Alun Thomas (Dec 25, 2019)
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The nomads of Central Asia were already well accustomed to life under the power of a distant capital when the Bolsheviks fomented revolution on the streets of Petrograd. Yet after the fall of the Tsar, the nature, ambition and potency of that power would change dramatically, ultimately resulting in the near eradication of Central Asian nomadism.Bas...