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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The second reason for the much more widespread and interlinked pattern of
warfare after 1500 was the creation of a dynastic combination , that of the
Habsburgs , to form a network of territories which stretched from Gibraltar to
Hungary and ...
The most striking change in Europe , measured in territorial - juridical terms , was
the ... just as Turkey found its Near East territories turned into British and French
mandates , distantly Map 10 : Europe After the First World War ICELAND 275.
6 million horses in occupied territory , 7 million were ... Almost 50 percent of all
urban living space in this territory , 1 . ... well as demanding compensations from
other eastern European territories ( Rumanian oil , Finnish timber , Polish coal ) .
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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