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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

By Paul Kennedy

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679720195, 704pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 1989

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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.



About the Author
Paul Kennedyis the author or editor of thirteen books, includingPreparing for the Twenty-first CenturyandThe 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 forThe 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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