The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
Vintage Books, 1989 - Business & Economics - 677 pages
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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There are succinct accounts of Ming China in McNeill , Rise of the West , pp . 524
- 34 ; and ... 303ff ; J . A . Harrison , The Chinese Empire ( New York , 1972 ) ; W .
Eberhard , A History of China ( 2nd edn . , London , 1960 ) , pp . 232 - 70 ; M ...
Chinese combat effectiveness ; see also H . W . Jencks , From Missiles to
Muskets : Politics and Professionalism in the Chinese Army 1945 - 1981 (
Boulder , Colo . , 1982 ) . 23 . See D . H . Perkins , " The International
Consequences of China ...
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 ,
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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