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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It contains extensive notes with frequent references to contrary points of view. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Guns for the Sultan: 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 Selected pages Title Page. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Showing of 4 reviews.

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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 their Western rivals. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire by Gabor Agoston

Through them the Ottomans acquainted themselves with Serbian and Saxon technologies of ore mining… ayoston population of mining towns and of entire regions was predominantly, in the fifteenth century exclusively, Slavic. 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 vor Muslim rivals from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.

Rather, Austrian and Russian armies had the advantage of “better drill, command and control, and bureaucratic administration.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Ericksonwho in starting out from the true jaws of Ottoman defeat — the Balkan Wars — provocatively argues for the previously unheralded positive side sultah Ottoman arms. Zohebali Khan marked it as to-read Oct 27, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

After this, reform would be stymied until the abolition of the janissary corps in Gokmen marked it as to-read Nov 28, Sacit marked it as to-read Feb 14, 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. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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