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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2 The Habsburg Bid for Mastery , 1519-1659 By the sixteenth century , then , the
power struggles within Europe were also ... The story of this prolonged struggle
and of the ultimate defeat of these Habsburg ambitions by a coalition of other ...
The Meaning and Chronology of the Struggle Although there were always
specific reasons why any particular state was drawn into this larger context , two
more general causes were chiefly responsible for the transformation in both the ...
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
World Power Centers in the Sixteenth Century
The Political Divisions of Europe in the Sixteenth Century
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