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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Review: The Rise & Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change & Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000User Review - Taylor - Goodreads
A brilliant concept with a mostly-engaging presentation marred occasionally by repetition. The book discusses what makes a nation-state "great" and follows what the author calls the "great power ... Read full review
Review: The Rise & Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change & Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000User Review - A Banaja - Goodreads
This is a book for academician and historian who are looking for a lot of details. It is not for a layman who enjoys to read history but not with so much details. I got very tired and lost in all the details and I decided to stop reading the book after finishing 30% of it. Read full review