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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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