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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7-14; Hill, Reformation to Industrial Revolution, ch. 6; P. S. Crowson, Tudor
Foreign Policy (London, 1973), ch. 25. 66. K. R. Andrews, Elizabethan
Privateering (Cambridge, 1964); indem, Trade, Plunder and Settlement (
Cambridge, 1983); ...
10; most recently, Dull, A Diplomatic History of the American Revolution (New
Haven, Conn., 1985). 72. For what follows, see McKay and Scott, Rise of the
Great Powers, ch. 8; NCMH, vol. 8, chs. 9 and 12; I. de Madariaga, Russia in the
Age of ...
For the specifically British context, I have benefited from reading Patrick O'Brien's
paper "The Impact of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815, on the
Long Run Growth of the British Economy" (Davis Center Paper, 1983). 101.
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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