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 the west , France after 1660 swiftly expanded its military might to become the
most powerful of the European states — to many ... France ' s capacity to
dominate west - central Europe was held in check only by a combination of
maritime and ...
H . C . Darby , “ The Face of Europe on the Eve of the Great Discoveries , ” in
NCMH , vol . ... 1 ; C . Cipolla , Before the Industrial Revolution : European
Society and Economy 1000 – 1700 ( 2nd edn . , London , 1980 ) , passim ; C .
Cipolla ( ed . ) ...
75ff ; Showalter , Railroads and Rifles , passim ; Strachan , European Armies , pp
. 98ff . For the mistakes ... The raw figures are available in Flora , State , Economy
and Society in Western Europe 1815 – 1975 , vol . 1 ; and in B . R . Mitchell ...
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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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