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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The author points out the vital assistance Ottoman rulers received from Jewish and Muslim trained craftsmen expelled from Spain p.
One example of the snafus typically encountered occurred in Izmir inwhere the nearby villages had been tasked with producing large amounts of saltpeter. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
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Gunpowder technology and the Ottomans. Write a customer review. The Ottoman Empire, Balkanalysis on Twitter Tweet di Balkanalysis. Other editions – View all Guns for the Sultan: Lists with This Book. Sultaj for the Sultan: Through them the Ottomans acquainted themselves with Serbian and Saxon technologies of ore mining… the population of mining towns and of entire regions was predominantly, in the fifteenth century exclusively, Slavic.
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And, as the story of Berham the saltpeter producer of Erzurum in shows, officials were constantly thinking of how to get more from their resources- in part because local officials were awarded bonuses for doing so. Agoston’s book is the first to examine 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 besiegers under Murad II in Constantinople in were perhaps the first to use mortars with parabolic trajectories. 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.
The author uses all of this supplementary data to convincingly back up his major thesis, which can be spelled out as follows.
Account Options Sign in. Sarah Furger rated it really liked it May 30, Eric Pecile rated it really liked it Mar 13, Even then, Ottoman artillery and small arms were not tremendously behind European designs. Indeed, while the Ottoman Empire has long been celebrated for having been a military superpower, the tangible structure on fkr its success was achieved — its weapons production industry- has agostob been adequately investigated.
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. Cambridge University PressMar 24, – History – pages. Hardcoverpages. The Journal of Military History. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.
Share your thoughts with other customers. But two caveat are essential. Dunn Guns for the Sultan: Guns for the Sultan is divided into 6 chapters and a conclusion, which methodically cover the following Ottoman weapons industries: Return to Book Page. Zultan Introduction to the Sources. Guns for the Sultan is a very important book that deserves a wide success amongst historians gqbor in military affairs.
Muhammad Nouman marked it as to-read Nov 25, Yunus Akgul marked it as to-read Gabpr 01, Jay marked it as to-read Feb 06, Read more Read less. For the historian, however, they are essential.