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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134 . 59 . Allen , Economic History , pp . 101 - 13 ; Storry , Japan and the Decline
of the West in Asia , p . 115 . 60 . On this important theme , see espec . J . B .
Crowley , Japan ' s Quest for Autonomy : National Security and Foreign Policy
But note R . Taylor , The Sino - Japanese Axis ( New York , 1985 ) . ... For this
policy , see in particular E . A . Olsen , U . S . - Japan Strategic Reciprocity : A Neo
- Internationalist View ( Stanford , Calif . , 1985 ) , passim ; the remarks on Japan
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. J . Feder , " New Challenge in Automation , " New York Times , Oct . 30 , 1986 , p
. D2 . 64 . " Reconsider Japan , " Economist , April 26 , 1986 , pp . 19 – 22 ; but ...
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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