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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These figures - all approximations — come from a variety of sources , including
Cipolla , Before the Industrial Revolution , p . 4 ; A . Armengaud , " Population in
Europe 1700 – 1914 , " in C . M . Cipolla ( ed . ) , Fontana Economic History of ...
1 , from where the population and GNP figures given in the preceding paragraph
come . 8 . Landes , Unbound ... In the “ Methodological Appendix " to this
important essay , Bairoch discusses how he reaches these figures . Bairoch ' s ...
CIA , Handbook of Economic Statistics , 1984 , p . 4 - which ( being computed in
U . S . dollars ) will presumably have quite altered figures for 1987 , because of
the decline in the value of the American currency . 249 . Balfour , Adversaries , p .
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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