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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type " boost ” to the economy , but at the cost of sucking in so much cash from
abroad ( attracted by the higher American ... later joined by Japan to create " an
increasingly integrated economic bloc , " with " an imposing battery of multilateral
For other excellent studies of British economic change in this period , see
Mathias , First Industrial Nation , passim ; Hobsbawm , Industry and Empire , chs .
2 - 4 and 6 ; and Crouzet , Victorian Economy , pt . 1 , from where the popula . tion
hard ' s satisfied account , The Economics of Success ( Princeton , N . J . , 1963 ) ,
passim ; Hardach , “ Germany 1914 – 1970 , ” in Cipolla ( ed . ) , Fontana
Economic History of Europe , vol 6 . , pt . 1 , pp . 217ff ; Landes , Unbound
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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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