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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N . J . G . Pounds , An Historical Geography of Europe 1500 – 1840 ( Cambridge ,
1979 ) , ch . 1 ; C . Cipolla , Before the Industrial Revolution : European Society
and Economy 1000 – 1700 ( 2nd edn . , London , 1980 ) , passim ; C . Cipolla ...
3 ; V . G . Kiernan , “ State and Nation in Western Europe , " Past and Present , vol
. 31 ( 1965 ) , pp . 20 – 38 ; J . H . Shennan , The Origins of the Modern European
State 1450 - 1725 ( London , 1974 ) ; H . Lubasz ( ed . ) , The Development of ...
75ff ; Showalter , Railroads and Rifles , passim ; Strachan , European Armies , pp
. 98ff . For the mistakes ... The raw figures are available in Flora , State , Economy
and Society in Western Europe 1815 - 1975 , vol . 1 ; and in B . R . Mitchell ...
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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