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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of March 1801 a British expedition defeated the French army at Alexandria ,
which afterward led to a complete French withdrawal from Egypt . Farther afield ,
British forces in India overwhelmed the Frenchbacked Tipu in Mysore and
There is no comprehensive history of French defense policy in this period ; but
there are useful details in D. Porch , The March to the Marne : The French Army
1871-1914 ( Cambridge , 1981 ) ; P.-M. de la Gorce , The French Army : A Military
No attempt will be made here to cover all the literature upon French politics and
society in the 1930s and its relationship to the 1940 “ strange defeat . ” There are
important surveys in J. B. Duroselle , La Décadence 1932–1939 ( Paris , 1979 ) ...
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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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