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 - Jeroen - Goodreads
All time favorite since my student days. Highly readable and well researched, I still refer to it. Read full review
Review: The Rise & Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change & Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000User Review - Peter Tattersall - Goodreads
This is one of the books which shaped my view of the past, shifting my world-view to include an appreciation of the role of economics in world history. Kennedy concentrates on this role to an extent ... Read full review