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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Indeed , the outcome of all of the major , lengthy wars among the Great Powers
which have been surveyed here repeatedly points to the crucial influences of
productive economic forces — both during the struggle itself , and during those ...
272 - 80 ; C . Emsley , British Society and the French Wars 1793 - 1815 ( London
, 1979 ) , chs . 4 - 5 ; Lefevre , Napoleon , vol . 1 , chs . 5 and 7 ; Glover ,
Napoleonic Wars , pp . 83 – 84 . See also the comments in E . L . Presseisen ,
War and Economic Development , pp . 111 , 117 , 128 . 86 . Quoted in Glover ,
Napoleonic Wars , p . 129 ; and compare with Guibert ' s remarkable pre -
Revolution forecast of a people " who , knowing how to make war cheaply and
live on the ...
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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