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 benefits accruing from the expansion of Europe were widespread and
permanent, and — most important of all — they helped to accelerate an already-
existing dynamic. The emphasis upon the acquisition of gold, silver, precious
139. P. Lyon, "The Emergence of the Third World," in H. Bull and A. Watson (eds.)
, The Expansion of International Society (Oxford, 1984), pp. 229ff, as well as the
other essays in sec. 3; Barraclough, Introduction to Contemporary History, ch.
New York, 1977. , and A. Watson, eds. The Expansion of ... Princeton, N.J., 1961.
Cain, P.J.. Economic Foundations of British Overseas Expansion 1815-1914.
London, 1980. , and AG. Hopkins, "The Political Economy of British Expansion ...
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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