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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By the sixteenth century , then , the power struggles within Europe were also
helping it to rise , economically and militarily ... The story of this prolonged
struggle and of the ultimate defeat of these Habsburg ambitions by a coalition of
The diplomacy of the Franco - Prussian War is covered in Taylor , Struggle for
Mastery in Europe , pp . 201 - 17 ; W . E . Mosse , The European Powers and the
German Question 1848 – 1870 ( Cambridge , 1958 ) ; E . Kolb ( ed . ) , Europa
Taylor , Struggle for Mastery in Europe , pp . 228ff ; Langer , European Alliances
and Alignments , chs . 3 – 5 ; B . Jelavich , The Great Powers , the Ottoman
Empire , and the Straits Question 1870 - 1887 ( Bloomington , Ind . , 1973 ) . 104 .
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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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