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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The best that could be achieved was , on the one hand , the recognition that
France was an equal partner in the European Concert , and on the other , the
restoration of French political influence in neighboring regions alongside that of
... Théophile Delcassé and the Making of the Entente Cordiale ; J.F.V. Keiger ,
France and the Origins of the First World War ( London , 1983 ) . 84. There is no
comprehensive history of French defense policy in this period ; but there are
C. Fohlen , “ France , ” in Cipolla ( ed . ) , Fontana Economic History of Europe ,
vol . 6 , no . 1 , pp . 80-86 ; T. Kemp , The French Economy 1913–39 : The History
of a Decline ( New York , 1972 ) , chs . 5–7 ; G. Ziebura , " Determinanten der ...
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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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