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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Just a few examples. As far as mortars are concerned it is well known that weapons firing effective bombs with high parabolic trajectories were commonly used only starting with the XVII century.
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For the historian, however, they are essential. Markus Zachary Xavier marked it as to-read Nov 26, Refresh and try again. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.
Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire
Readers interested in military technology, siege warfare, and Balkan or Near Eastern history, should consider it for their libraries. It contains extensive notes with frequent references to contrary points of tthe. 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. 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.
Captured Tbe gunpowder was considered as “decayed” and agoaton only to reclaim the expensive saltpeter. But two caveat are essential. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
But by this time the final decline was inevitable. Siberys marked it as to-read Jan 29, English Choose a language for shopping. Ships from and sold by Blackwell’s U.
Want to Read saving…. Yasin Demir marked it as to-read Feb 13, Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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 tje potential.
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It goes on to suggest why Ottoman military capabilities declined in the eighteenth century. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
Ottoman pragmatism and flexibility not only enabled these craftsmen to continue their former occupations, but rewarded them with privileges.