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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Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 Paul M. Kennedy.
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European Balance of Power , ch . 4 ; McKay and Scott , Rise of the Great Powers
, pp . 43-50 . 49. G. Symcox , The Crisis of French Seapower 1689–1697 ( The
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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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