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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(continued from front flap) on those profound shifts in the world's productive
balances that—as in the Renaissance—cause certain Great Powers to rise as
others fall. Professor Kennedy's discussion of the implications of these changes
for the ...
... when the nation's political, economic, and military capacity to influence world
affairs seemed so much more assured. In consequence, the United States now
runs the risk, so familiar to historians of the rise and fall of previous Great Powers,
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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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