Peter Frankopan
Director, Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research

Peter Frankopan is the director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research and a senior research fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. He is the author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (2015). He lives in Oxford.

Written by Peter Frankopan

Essay/
War and peace
War, on drugs

Killing people is hard and horrible. No wonder that warriors, from berserkers to jihadis, need drugs to get in the mood

Peter Frankopan

Essay/
Economic history
The heart of the world

The Silk Road – from the Eastern Mediterranean to China’s Pacific shore – is once again the centre of the world

Peter Frankopan