The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers - PDF Free DownloadThis tailpiece indulged in what was, for an historian, a most unusual activity: it looked into the future. Pondering whether the United States would ultimately suffer the same decline as every imperium that preceded it, it was this chapter that made The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers a dinner party talking point in Washington government circles. In so doing, it elevated Kennedy to the ranks of public intellectuals whose opinions were canvassed on matters of state policy. From a strictly academic point of view, the virtues of Kennedy's work lie elsewhere, and specifically in his flair for asking the sort of productive questions that characterize a great problem-solver. Kennedy's work is an example of an increasingly rare genre — a work of comparative history that transcends the narrow confines of state— and era—specific studies to identify the common factors that underpin the successes and failures of highly disparate states. Earlier historians may have glimpsed this central truth, and even applied it in studies of specific polities, but it took a problem-solver of Kennedy's ability to extend the analysis convincingly across half a millennium.
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 2000
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
We also present an overview of the comparative world-systems approach to bounding social systems and conceptualizing the rise and fall of large polities within systems of competing and allying polities. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content. Advertisement Hide. The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. Authors Authors and affiliations E.
He ranges across five centuries and around the whole world. He seems to have read every relevant book in every possible language. Paul Kennedy studied at the universities of Newcastle and Oxford and is now professor of history at Yale. Du kanske gillar. What is History? Spara som favorit. Skickas inom vardagar.