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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Was Russia really on the point of becoming the gendarme of Europe once more ,
as these statements might suggest ? ... paucity of reliable runs of comparative
data , by the differences between what the Russians said to foreigners and said
For general surveys of Russia's international position after 1815 , see Bridge and
Bullen , Great Powers and the European ... passim ; Lobanov - Rostovsky ,
Russia and Europe 1789–1825 , passim ; R. W. Seton - Watson , The Russian
294 ; but see also Munting , Economic Development of the USSR , pp . 45ff ;
Nove , Economic History of Russia , chs . 6–10 ; and the interesting discussion in
Grossman , “ The Industrialization of Russia and the Soviet Union , " 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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