The rise and fall of the great powers: economic change and military conflict from 1500 to 2000

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Vintage Books, 1989 - Business & Economics - 677 pages
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About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.

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Excellent book with some great historical insights, - Goodreads
A great book, a IR studies' reference. - Goodreads
Good overview of the history of empires. - Goodreads
great overview of world history - Goodreads

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All time favorite since my student days. Highly readable and well researched, I still refer to it. Read full review

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User Review  - PHILIPPE MALZIEU - Goodreads

When it has been published, it was a sensation. Kennedy explain why the competition between the small European kingdoms obliged theit to innovate. It is this good principle of the competition which ... Read full review

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Paul Kennedy is the author or editor of thirteen books, including "Preparing for the Twenty-first Century" and T"he Rise and Fall of the Great Powers," which has been translated into more than twenty languages. He serves on the editorial board of numerous scholarly journals and has written for "The New York Times," "Los Angeles Times," "The Atlantic Monthly," and several other publications. Educated at Newcastle University and Oxford University, he is a former fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University and of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn.