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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In sum , the armed strength of the Habsburg Empire in no way corresponded to
the wars it might be called upon to fight . 46 All this is not to antedate the demise
of the empire . Its staying power , as many historians have remarked , was quite ...
661ff ; P . Wittek , The Rise of the Ottoman Empire ( London , 1938 ) ; H . Inalcik ,
The Ottoman Empire : The Classical Age 1300 - 1600 ( New York , 1973 ) ; M . A .
Cook ( ed . ) , A History of the Ottoman Empire to 1730 ( Cambridge , 1976 ) ; M ...
For the Portuguese experience , see Parry , Age of Reconnaissance ; P . Padfield
, Tide of Empires : Decisive Naval ... 2 ; C . R . Boxer , The Portuguese Seaborne
Empire 1415 - 1825 ( London , 1969 ) ; V . Magalhaes - Godinho , L ' économie ...
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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