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

Author: Paul M Kennedy
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1989, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Kennedy
ISBN: 9780679720195 0679720197
OCLC Number: 1012620026
Description: xxv, 677 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Strategy and economics in the preindustrial world. The rise of the Western world ; The Habsburg bid for mastery, 1519-1659 ; Finance, geography, and the winning of wars, 1660-1815 --
Strategy and economics in the industrial era. Industrialization and the shifting global balances, 1815-1885 ; The coming of a bipolar world and the crisis of the "middle powers" : part one, 1885-1918 ; The coming of a bipolar world and the crisis of the "middle powers" : part 2, 1919-1942 --
Strategy and economics today and tomorrow. Stability and change in a bipolar world, 1943-1980 ; To the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: by Paul Kennedy.
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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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