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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE
Paul Kennedy's international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might.

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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE

Paul Kennedy's international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might.


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  • Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Seitenzahl: 928
  • Erscheinungstermin: 10. August 2017
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780008226473
  • Artikelnr.: 48893251
Autorenporträt
Paul Kennedy is the author or editor of thirteen books, including Preparing for the Twenty-first Century and The 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.
Inhaltsangabe
Acknowledgments
Maps
Tables and Charts
Introduction
 
STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS IN THE PREINDUSTRIAL WORLD

1. The Rise of the Western World
Ming China
The Muslim World
Two Outsiders Japan and Russia
The "European Miracle"

2. The Habsburg Bid for Mastery, 1519 1659
The Meaning and Chronology of the Struggle
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Habsburg Bloc
International Comparisons
War, Money, and the Nation-State

3. Finance, Geography, and the Winning of Wars, 1660 1815
The "Financial Revolution"
Geopolitics
The Winning of Wars, 1660 1763
The Winning of Wars, 1763 1815

STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS IN THE INDUSTRIAL ERA

4. Industrialization and the Shifting Global Balances, 1815 1885
The Eclipse of the Non-European World
Britain as Hegemon?
The "Middle Powers"
The Crimean War and the Erosion of Russian Power
The United States and the Civil War
The Wars of German Unification
Conclusions

5. The Coming of a Bipolar World and the Crisis of the "Middle Powers": Part One, 1885-1918 
The Shifting Balance of World Forces
The Position of the Powers, 1885 1914
Alliances and the Drift to War, 1890 1914
Total War and the Power Balances, 1914 1918

6. The Coming of a Bipolar World and the Crisis of the "Middle Powers": Part Two, 1919 1942
The Postwar International Order
The Challengers
The Offstage Superpowers
The Unfolding Crisis, 1931 1942

STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS TODAY AND TOMORROW

7. Stability and Change in a Bipolar World, 1943 1980
"The Proper Application of Overwhelming Force"
The New Strategic Landscape
The Cold War and the Third World
The Fissuring of the Bipolar World
The Changing Economic Balances, 1950 to 1980

8. To the Twenty-first Century
History and Speculation
China's Balancing Act
The Japanese Dilemma
The EEC Potential and Problems
The Soviet Union and Its "Contradictions"
The United States: The Problem of Number One in Relative Decline
 
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index