By Jeremy Black
This well timed e-book presents a basic evaluation of serious energy politics and international order from 1500 to the current. Jeremy Black offers a number of old case-studies, each one of which throws gentle on either the facility in query and the foreign approach of the interval, and the way it had constructed from the previous interval.
The element of departure for this ebook is Paul Kennedy’s 1988 masterpiece, The upward push and Fall of the good Powers. That iconic publication, with its enviable mastery of the resources and its skilful integration of political, army and financial background, was once an exceptional luck while it seemed and has justifiably remained very important for the reason that. Written throughout the chilly struggle, notwithstanding, Kennedy’s learn used to be a great deal of its time in its attention of the good powers in ‘Western’ phrases, and its emphasis on economics. This ebook brings jointly strategic experiences, diplomacy, army historical past and geopolitics to respond to many of the modern questions left open by way of Professor Kennedy's nice paintings, and in addition appears to be like to the way forward for nice strength kinfolk and people hegemony.
Great Powers and the hunt for Hegemony might be of serious curiosity to scholars of diplomacy, strategic stories and overseas history.
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