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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For example, Gattinara's declaration to Charles V that "God has set you on the
path towards a world monarchy," quoted in NCMH, vol. 2, pp. 301ff.; and the
quotations in H. Kamen, Spain 1469-1714 (London, 1983), p. 67. 6. Oman, War
in the ...
25. Carter, Neutrality or Commitment, pp. 89ff; and the relevant chapters in E. H.
Kossmann, The Low Countries 1780-1940 (Oxford, 1978). 26. Figures from Doyle
, Old European Order, p. 242. For France under Louis XIV, see NCMH, vols.
Bond, "First World War," passim in NCMH, vol. 12; Guinn, British Strategy and
Politics, passim: Schmitt and Vedeler, World in the Crucible, chs. 6-8; D. R.
Woodward, Lloyd George and the Generals (Newark, N.J., 1983). 221. Quoted in
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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