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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More practically , the Habsburgs were without equal in augmenting their
territories through marriage and inheritance . One such move , by Maximilian I of
Austria ( 1493–1519 , and Holy Roman emperor 1508– 1519 ) , had brought in
the rich ...
Like the British Empire three centuries later , the Habsburg bloc was a
conglomeration of widely scattered territories , a political - dynastic tour de force
which required enormous sustained resources of material and ingenuity to keep
The most striking change in Europe , measured in territorial - juridical terms , was
the emergence of a cluster of nation ... East territories turned into British and
French mandates , distantly Map 10 : Europe After the First World War ICELAND
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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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