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. Zohebali Khan marked it as to-read Oct 27, Contact Contact Us Help. In general, these details coalesce agostoh one important theme: This had more to do with marital valor than religion. Seyyah rated it really liked it Oct 05, This kind of local level testimony is very interesting and unusual.
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Readers interested in military technology, siege warfare, and Balkan or Near Eastern history, should consider it for their libraries. The besiegers under Murad II in Constantinople in were perhaps the first to use mortars with parabolic trajectories. The author uses all of this supplementary data to agooston back up his major thesis, which can be spelled out as follows.
Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire by Gabor Agoston
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This example of Ottoman religious tolerance, as well as pragmatism, had clear military advantages: My library Help Advanced Book Search. The research performed in Turkish archives is probably the first of this type in quality and quantity and the information given to the reader is absolutely priceless. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire
Captured Ottoman gunpowder was considered as “decayed” and used only to reclaim the expensive saltpeter. Even then, Ottoman artillery and small arms were not tremendously behind European tthe.
Kavya marked it as to-read Apr 02, 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.