The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000

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Vintage Books, Jan 1, 1989 - Business & Economics - 677 pages
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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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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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User 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

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User Review  - Nathaniel Horadam - Goodreads

Not only the best grand strategy book I've ever read, but quite possibly the best non-fiction work as well. This book has quite a reputation, and it certainly lived up to it. Read full review

About the author (1989)

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.

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