The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500 to 2000Paperback - 1989
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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1989, c1987.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
Characteristics: xxv, 677 p. : maps ; 21 cm.