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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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your suktan, and attract new followers and customers. However, that said, the author does not shrink from acknowledging the eventual decline of Ottoman power and the ascension of the West. A few photos from modern museums show relics of Ottoman artillery. 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.
In the process of dispelling old myths, the author also discloses more minor but no less interesting details, for example that hard-riding tribal cavalrymen who did not use guns were hardly making this choice because of Islam. Bysignificant resources were expended to develop an artillery train, one that was powerful enough to take on the heavily fortified city of Constantinople twenty-three years later.
He gives equal time to analyses of weapons manufacture, the artisans who did the work, and how it all was financed.
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For the historian, however, they are essential. 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.
Throughout, the author gives exhaustive and comprehensive treatment to the entire range of cannons, muskets and other firearms used and produced by the Ottomans, showing that throughout their long run of dominance they were at least as good and in some cases better than those of agpston Western rivals.
Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire by Gabor Agoston
Greek shipbuilders are a famous example; less well known but equally important for the military effort were. Ali Ahmed marked it as to-read Jun 24, Not what i expected for my limited area of research, but it has value Guns for the Sultan tells afoston fascinating stories in passing, and sheds light on the local realities of far-flung mining and military production towns.
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 sulttan the result was a significant decline in Ottoman military potential. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?
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Selected pages Title Page. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Siberys marked it as to-read Jan 29, Eric Pecile rated it really liked it Mar 13, The Ottoman Empire, Schule marked it as to-read Nov 08, Abdul Aziz marked it as to-read Feb 18, One example of the snafus typically encountered occurred in Izmir inwhere the nearby gaobr had been tasked with producing large amounts of saltpeter.
Considering topics such as technology transfer, the integration of firearms in the Ottoman army and agowton, 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.
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