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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their very existence is, ironically, a confirmation of decline, in that such an
agitation simply would not have been necessary a few decades earlier, when the
nation's lead was unquestioned. A strong man, the writer G. K. Chesterton
R. A. Stradling, Europe and the Decline of Spain: A Study of the Spanish System,
1580-1720 (London/Boston, 1981), p. 44. 5. For example, Gattinara's declaration
to Charles V that "God has set you on the path towards a world monarchy," ...
The literature on Britain's post-1945 relative economic decline is enormous. See,
inter alia, Gamble, Britain in Decline, passim; Kirby, Decline of British Economic
Power Since 1870, ch. 5; F. Blackaby (ed.), De-industrialization (London, 1979), ...
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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