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 breakdown of Spanish authority there by the mid - 1560s was answered by
the dispatch northward of an army under the Duke of Alba and by the imposition
of a military despotism - in turn provoking full - scale resistance in the seagirt ...
the Franco - Spanish bases — and fleets . British fleets ensured the capture of
Minorca and Sardinia ; they covered Savoy and the Italian coasts from French
attack ; and when the allies went onto the offensive , they shepherded and
G. Parker , The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road 1567-1659 : The
Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries War ( Cambridge ,
1972 ) , p . 6 . 23. I.A.A. Thompson , War and Government in Habsburg Spain
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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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