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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we shall see , open struggles such as the Franco - Austrian War of 1859 or the
wars of German unification in the 1860s were limited both in duration and area ,
and even the Crimean War could hardly be called a major conflict . Only the ...
272 – 80 ; C . Emsley , British Society and the French Wars 1793 - 1815 ( London
, 1979 ) , chs . 4 - 5 ; Lefevre , Napoleon , vol . 1 , chs . 5 and 7 ; Glover ,
Napoleonic Wars , pp . 83 – 84 . See also the comments in E . L . Presseisen ,
War and Economic Development , pp . 111 , 117 , 128 . 86 . Quoted in Glover ,
Napoleonic Wars , p . 129 ; and compare with Guibert ' s remarkable pre -
Revolution forecast of a people " who , knowing how to make war cheaply and
live on 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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