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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Nonetheless , that was not how the other princes and states viewed this mighty
agglomeration of Habsburg power . ... say that the chief aim of the French in
Europe over the next two centuries would be to break the influence of the
rary could appreciate , had Charles V succeeded in crushing the Protestant
princes of Germany in the 1540s , it would have been a victory not only for the
Catholic faith but also for Habsburg influence — and the same was true of Philip
II ' s ...
... finally recognizing their full independence ; but this was done to deprive
France of an ally , and the Franco - Habsburg ... Peace of Westphalia ( 1648 ) at
last brought tranquillity to Germany , and allowed the Austrian Habsburgs to retire
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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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