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

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Vintage Books, 1 gen 1989 - 677 pagine
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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Recensione dell'utente  - Paul_S - LibraryThing

Worth every page. Sometimes things get clearer when viewed from a distance, exact details of events change and are unpredictable but overall arches even if not exactly following the projected curves are slow to turn. I'm not a great explainer but the author of this book is. Leggi recensione completa

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Recensione dell'utente  - mdobe - LibraryThing

The internal political system of the United states, or of any other nation for that matter, is of little consequence to Paul Kennedy in his treatment of WWI. The rise and fall of the Great Powers with ... Leggi recensione completa

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Informazioni sull'autore (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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