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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By the 1580s , what had earlier been a local rebellion by Dutch Protestants
against Spanish rule had widened into a new international struggle.10 In the
Netherlands itself , the warfare of siege and countersiege continued , without
The diplomacy of the Franco - Prussian War is covered in Taylor , Struggle for
Mastery in Europe , pp . 201-17 ; W. E. Mosse , The European Powers and the
German Question 1848–1870 ( Cambridge , 1958 ) ; E. Kolb ( ed . ) , Europa und
Taylor , Struggle for Mastery in Europe , pp . 228ff ; Langer , European Alliances
and Alignments , chs . 3–5 ; B. Jelavich , The Great Powers , the Ottoman Empire
, and the Straits Question 1870-1887 ( Bloomington , Ind . , 1973 ) . 104. Quoted ...
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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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