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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185ff;G. Rude, Paris and London in the Eighteenth Century: Studies in Popular
Protest (New York, 1971), passim. 7. T. S. Ashton, The Industrial Revolution 1760
-1830 (Oxford, 1968 edn.), p. 129. For other excellent studies of British economic
75ff; Showalter, Railroads and Rifles, passim; Strachan, European Armies, pp.
98ff. For the mistakes made in 1866, see M. van Creveld, Command in War (
Cambridge, Mass., 1985), ch. 4; G. A. Craig, The Battle of Koeniggratz (London,
Pacific Basin, p. 13; Reynolds, "China in the International Economy," pp. 73-74.
By comparison, see again Rosecrance, Rise of the Trading State, passim. 45.
See again Segal, "Defense Culture and Sino-Soviet Relations," passim. 46. But
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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