Dr. Peter Frankopan's 'The Silk Roads: a New History of the World' was published in 2015 and became a bestseller. Dr. Frankopan questions the Eurocentric view of history and "...forces us to sit up and reconsider the world and the way we've thought about it...The book takes us by surprise right from the start."(NPR) "A glorious read...Frankopan is an exhilarating companion for the journey along routes which conveyed silk, slaves, ideas, religion, and disease, and around which today may hang the destiny of the world".(Vanity Fair) Lively, provocative, authoritative and a pleasure to read. You'll find the Kushan Empire, the creation of the first Buddha images and much much more. Highly recommended; I've been waiting for this book for years.
Find it at: https://www.amazon.com/Silk-Roads-new-history-world/dp/1408839970