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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This was true of the struggles waged against the Spanish - Austrian Habsburgs ;
of the great eighteenth - century contests like the War of Spanish Succession , the
Seven Years War , and the Napoleonic War ; and of the two world wars of this ...
sixteenth century , although impressed by its size , population , and riches , might
have observed that this was a country which had turned in on itself . That remark
certainly could not then have been made of the Ottoman Empire , which was ...
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militarization of , 443 - 44 nineteenth - century growth of , 143 Pacific region in ,
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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