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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The Ottoman system of recruiting future janissaries from Christian youth in the
Balkans had produced a dedicated, uniform ... With this array of adversaries, the
Ottoman Empire would have needed remarkable leadership to have maintained
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.G.S. Hodgson,
Imlah, A.H. Economic Elements in the "Pax Britannica." Cambridge, Mass., 1958.
Inalcik, H. The Ottoman Empire: Conquest, Organization and Economy: Collected
Studies. London, 1978. . The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600.
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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