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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But China had a habit of changing its conquerors much more than it was
changed by them, and when the Ming dynasty emerged ... To readers brought up
to respect "western" science, the most striking feature of Chinese civilization must
be its ...
One ship returned with giraffes from East Africa to entertain the Chinese emperor;
another with a Ceylonese chief who had been unwise enough not to
acknowledge the supremacy of the Son of Heaven. (It must be noted, however,
that the ...
Admittedly, the Korean War and the subsequent Chinese-American jockeying
over Taiwan took attention from the lukewarm state of the Moscow-Peking axis, in
which Stalin's relatively small amounts of aid to China were always tendered for a
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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