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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A considerable part of the European cultural and scientific heritage was , in any
case , “ borrowed ” from Islam , just as Muslim societies had borrowed for
centuries from China through the media of mutual trade , conquest , and
commenced , Sweden ' s apparent vulnerability was at first more than
compensated for by its own very considerable army , a monarch of great military
brilliance , and Anglo - Dutch naval support . A combination of all three factors
trial revolution had achieved for her in the middle of the nineteenth century " : 115
but there is also a danger of exaggerating and anticipating the pace of that
decline and of ignoring the country ' s very considerable assets , even in the ...
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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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