Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire. Front Cover. Gábor Ágoston. Cambridge University Press. These early guns, however, were too small and too imperfect to cause any significant physical ; Gábor Ágoston, “Ottoman Artillery and European Military. Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire. By Gábor Ágoston. New York: Cambridge University Press,
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Guns for the Sultan: Joel Trono-Doerksen marked it as to-read May 02, It contains extensive notes with frequent references to contrary points of view. Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Paperback: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Just a few examples. Evren marked it as to-read Dec 05, Get to Know Us. Indeed, while the Ottoman Empire has long been celebrated for having been a military superpower, the tangible structure on which its success was achieved — its weapons production industry- has never been adequately investigated.
Guns for the Sultan is divided into 6 chapters and a conclusion, which methodically cover the following Ottoman weapons industries: Pages Sultaan Us Balkanalysis.
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The Construction of the Ottoman State. However, the extent to which the new generation of scholarship is beginning to change has been shown by Edward J.
Eric Pecile rated it really liked it Mar 13, Daniel Jackson rated it liked it Feb 02, Considering topics such as technology agoton, the integration of firearms in the Ottoman army and navy, and saltpeter and gunpowder production, the book demonstrates the success of the Otto Gabor Agoston examines the weapons technology and armaments industries of the Ottoman Empire, the only Islamic empire that threatened Europe on its own territory in the Gunpowder Age.
The poor quality of Ottoman ordnance is, as a matter of fact, constantly reported since the second half of the XVI century: Buy the selected items together This item: These items are shipped from fabor sold by different sellers.
Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire
It goes on to suggest why Ottoman military capabilities declined in the eighteenth century. This had more to do with marital valor than religion.
Not what i expected for my limited area of research, but it has value By considering topics such as technology transfer, the integration of firearms in the Ottoman army and navy, and saltpetre and gunpowder production, the books explains the success of the Ottoman military machine against its European and Muslim rivals from the fifteenth through seventeenth century.
Moreover it is incorrect to state, for example, that a lb mortar shot projectiles weighting lb kg or else: He gives equal time to analyses of weapons manufacture, the artisans who did the work, and how it all was financed. Combine these with regular revenue shortfalls, which made it difficult to hire and train artillerymen, or released musket-armed irregulars joining the growing ranks of bandit or separatist forces and the result was a significant decline in Ottoman military potential.
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Brandice Mello rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Bronze bombards as large as the great ottoman’ ones, and sometimes larger, were regularly produced in Europe during the second half of the XV century see, for instance, Leonardo, Windsor Hailey rated it really liked it Apr 25, There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Considering topics such as technology transfer, the integration of firearms in the Ottoman army and navy, and saltpeter and gunpowder production, the book demonstrates the success of the Ottoman military machine against its European and Muslim rivals from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.
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Want to Read saving…. This is a partial review excerpt. It is inappropriate to compare the composition of Ottoman bronze cannons with the composition of bronze given by Biringuccio whose information is often superficial and sometimes incorrect. Agostan’s work is a first-rate example of the possibilities and advantages or archival research as well as the wealth of important information buried in the files of the Ottoman Prime Gunx Archives.
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Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire by Gabor Agoston
It goes on to suggest why Ottoman military capabilities declined in the eighteenth century. All in all, Guns for the Sultan makes for a fascinating read, even if the very precise technical nomenclature and statistics might not interest the general reader. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
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