The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
With 200,000 hardcover copies in print, this book has received worldwide attention. Kennedy explains how the various world powers have risen and fallen over the five centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in Western Europe.
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For more detail, C. O. Hucker, China's Imperial Past (Stanford, Calif., 1975), pp.
303ff; J. A. Harrison, The Chinese Empire (New York, 1972); W. Eberhard, A
History of China (2nd edn., London, 1960), pp. 232-70; M. Elvin, The Pattern of
Chinese combat effectiveness; see also H. W. Jencks, From Missiles to Muskets:
Politics and Professionalism in the Chinese Army ... See D. H. Perkins, "The
International Consequences of China's Economic Development," in Solomon (ed.
This projection assumes that "the four largest economies in Western Europe grow
in 1985-2000 at the same pace as they did in 1970-82" (which the paper admits
may be too pessimistic): "China and India," p. 69. 44. Ramses, 1982, p. 285; the ...
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The internal political system of the United states, or of any other nation for that matter, is of little consequence to Paul Kennedy in his treatment of WWI. The rise and fall of the Great Powers with ... Read full review
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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE Paul Kennedy's international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might. Kennedy's masterwork begins ... Read full review