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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No power, it appeared, would not be permitted to impose its wishes upon the rest
of Europe in the way Napoleon had done. The egoism of the leading states had
in no way been evaporated by the events of 1793– 1815, but the twin principles ...
R. A. Stradling , Europe and the Decline of Spain : A Study of the Spanish System
, 1580–1720 ( London / Boston , 1981 ) , p . 44 . 5. For example , Gattinara's
declaration to Charles V that “ God has set you on the path towards a world ...
Some of Europe's dilemmas are discussed in Deporte , Europe Between the
Superpowers , passim ; J. R. Wegs , Europe Since 1945 ( New York ... 9 ;
Maddison , “ Economic Policy and Performance in Europe 1913– 1970 , " in
Cipolla ( ed . ) ...
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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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