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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another. For example, the coming of the long-range gunned sailing ship and the
rise of the Atlantic trades after 1500 was not uniformly beneficial to all the states
of Europe — it boosted some much more than others. In the same way, the later ...
zation" is also repeatedly stressed in North and Thomas, Rise of the Western
World, p. 1 and passim. 26. This is the thrust of Guilmartin's excellent study,
Gunpowder and Galleys, passim. 27. For the Portuguese experience, see Parry,
Age of ...
Cited in Kennedy, Rise of the Anglo-German Antagonism, p. 464. 46. For general
accounts of Germany's economic growth, see Fisher, War of Illusions, pt. 1;
Calleo, The German Problem Reconsidered, ch. 4; N. Stone, Europe
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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