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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In addition , the steady increases in European commerce , especially in essential
products such as cloth and naval stores , together with the tendency for the
seasonal fairs of medieval Europe to be replaced by permanent centers of
To such groups , especially in the defeated nations of Germany and ... On the one
hand , there were the western democracies , especially in the Englishspeaking
world , recoiling from the horror of the First World War , concentrating upon ...
... transformations which were occurring in the global economy since the early
years of the Cold War ; for although international trade and prosperity were to be
subject to some unusual turbulences ( especially in the 1970s ) , certain basic
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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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