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 - 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