The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 – Paul Kennedy

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 – Paul Kennedy
Vintage | 1989 | MOBI, PDF

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.