Peter Frankopan: Britain and the Challenge of Global Trade

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What lessons can Britain learn from 250 years ago?

When James Cook set sail on the first of his expeditions 250 years ago, the world was becoming increasingly interlinked as new and intensive connections brought peoples, cultures and continents together. How did Britain engage with this new world and what lessons can be learned to help navigate the opportunities and challenges of the present and future? Peter Frankopan discusses how a fresh look at Britain’s past can be both informative and instructive.

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History, University of Oxford and author of the acclaimed The Silk Roads: A New History of the World. He is also Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He is Scaliger Visiting Professor at Leiden University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Asiatic Society, the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Image: Peter Frankopan by Jonathan Ring 


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