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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The accumulation of private capital , the practice of buying cheap and selling
dear , the ostentation of the nouveau riche merchant , all offended the elite ,
scholarly bureaucrats — almost as much as they aroused the resentments of the
The impact of these activities upon the economy of the United Provinces need not
be examined here , although it is clear that Amsterdam would not have become
the financial capital of the continent had it not been supported by a flourishing ...
As for capital investment , it was heavily directed into largescale industry and
defense - related production , which again emphasized quantitative rather than
qualitative growth , and left many other sectors of the economy undercapitalized .
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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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