The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.
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In sum , the armed strength of the Habsburg Empire in no way corresponded to
the wars it might be called upon to fight . 46 All this is not to antedate the demise
of the empire . Its staying power , as many historians have remarked , was quite ...
661ff ; P . Wittek , The Rise of the Ottoman Empire ( London , 1938 ) ; H . Inalcik ,
The Ottoman Empire : The Classical Age 1300 – 1600 ( New York , 1973 ) ; M . A
. Cook ( ed . ) , A History of the Ottoman Empire to 1730 ( Cambridge , 1976 ) ; M
For the Portuguese experience , see Parry , Age of Reconnaissance ; P . Padfield
, Tide of Empires : Decisive Naval ... 2 ; C . R . Boxer , The Portuguese Seaborne
Empire 1415 – 1825 ( London , 1969 ) ; V . Magalhaes - Godinho , L ...
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Yale historian Kennedy surveys the ebb and flow of power among the major states of Europe from the 16th centurywhen Europe's preeminence first took shapethrough and beyond the present erawhen great ... Read full review
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