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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Huge libraries existed from early on . Printing by movable type had already
appeared in eleventh - century China , and soon large numbers of books were in
existence . Trade and industry , stimulated by the canal - building and population
When the second major phase of decolonization occurred , in the late 1950s and
early 1960s , the original members of the Third World movement could be joined
by a large number of new recruits , smarting at the decades ( or centuries ) of ...
For the politics , see J . H . M . Salmon , Society in Crisis : France in the Sixteenth
Century ( London , 1975 ) , passim ; and R . Briggs , Early Modern France 1560 –
1715 ( Oxford , 1977 ) , ch . 1 . 56 . Nef , War and Human Progress , pp .
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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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