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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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 ...
Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 Paul M. Kennedy.
1560–1660 ' — a Myth ? " in Parker , Spain and the Netherlands , pp . 86–105 ; M
. van Creveld , Supplying War : Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton ( Cambridge
5 and 8 ; Lynch , Spain Under the Habsburgs , vol . 1 , pp . 53ff and passim , and
vol . 2 , pp . 3ff . 48. For what follows , see Cipolla , Before the Industrial
Revolution , pp . 250ff ; J. V. Vives , “ The Decline of Spain in the Seventeenth
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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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