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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During some awful periods , imperial Spain was fighting on three fronts
simultaneously , and with her enemies consciously aiding each other ,
diplomatically and commercially if not militarily . 32 In contemporary terms , Spain
resembled a ...
R . A . Stradling , Europe and the Decline of Spain : A Study of the Spanish
System , 1580 – 1720 ( London / Boston , 1981 ) , p . 44 . 5 . For example ,
Gattinara ' s declaration to Charles V that “ God has set you on the path towards a
5 and 8 ; Lynch , Spain Under the Habsburgs , vol . 1 , pp . 53ff and passim , and
vol . 2 , pp . 3ff . 48 . For what follows , see Cipolla , Before the Industrial
Revolution , pp . 250ff ; J . V . Vives , “ The Decline of Spain in the Seventeenth
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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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