Reading progress update: I've read 90 out of 636 pages.

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

So, after 40-odd pages of dense and somewhat pointless writing about about religious squabbles in the Middle East, we have now arrived at a section that seems to talk about the trade routes. Finally.

 

This had better be a good section because I am very tempted to DNF this sucker of a book.