This is one of my favorite books. Western Europe has controlled the narrative of history since the 17th century creating a fabricated idea of the all powerful and knowledgeable West. I was always curious to know more about this idea and why it is not questioned in “academia”. So more than a decade ago I began my search for answers. Along the way (last year) I came across a book called “The Silk Roads: A New History of the World”. This book filled gaps that I had always wondered about when reading about different time periods. If you’re curious about the history of Zoroastrianism (a monotheistic pre-Christian and pre-Islam religion), European slavery, or the impact of the Viking Rus’ in modern day Russia, this a book to start with. If your into history but don’t have a favorite period yet, this book is a good start with. While the text doesn’t delve into deep detail for everything that might capture your interest, there’s something there for everyone.
Check it out, if you’re into that kinda thing.