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10 books about the Silk Road

Pick up one of these featured titles on the Silk Road in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on the Silk Road. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton

Category: Crime & Criminals

This book was published 3 years ago by Portfolio and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.

Life along the Silk Road: Second Edition by Susan Whitfield

Category: Asia

This book was published 6 years ago by University of California Press and takes approximately 10.4 hours to read.

Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

Category: Exploration & Discovery

This book was published 3 years ago by Bloomsbury Children's Books and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.

The Silk Road: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Network of Trade Routes Established during the Han Dynasty of China and How It Connected the East and West by Captivating History

Category: China

This book was published last year by Captivating History and takes approximately 3.5 hours to read.

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (Politics of Place) by Tim Marshall

Category: World

This book was published 5 years ago by Scribner Book Company and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

Category: Civilization & Culture

This book was published 4 years ago by Vintage and takes approximately 22.4 hours to read.

Shadow of the Silk Road (P.S.) cover

386 pages

$7.49

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Shadow of the Silk Road (P.S.) by Colin Thubron

Category: China

This book was published 12 years ago by HarperCollins e-books and takes approximately 12.9 hours to read.

The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes: The Ancient World Economy & the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia & Han China cover

282 pages

$12.99

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The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes: The Ancient World Economy & the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia & Han China by Raoul McLaughlin

Category: Economic History

This book was published 5 years ago by Pen & Sword History and takes approximately 9.4 hours to read.

Silk Road: A haunting story of adventure, romance and courage (EPIC HISTORICAL FICTION) cover

395 pages

$9.99

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Silk Road: A haunting story of adventure, romance and courage (EPIC HISTORICAL FICTION) by Colin Falconer

Category: Chinese

This book was published 4 years ago by Skyview Publishing and takes approximately 13.2 hours to read.

The Silk Road: A New History by Valerie Hansen

Category: China

This book was published 6 years ago by Oxford University Press and takes approximately 10.9 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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