The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Rise & Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change & Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000User Review - Alexnsaunders - Goodreads
The first part was absolutely fascinating but once we got to the build up of WWI I found there was little to add. The author's thesis didn't change (a good thing academically but doesn't make for an ... Read full review
Review: The Rise & Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change & Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000User Review - Goodreads
Where most academic works in economics and history are timid, limited in scope and ambition, this book is grand and magisterial--a must-read for anyone interested in history and economics. Its subject ... Read full review