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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Captured Ottoman gunpowder was considered as “decayed” and used only to reclaim the expensive saltpeter.

Costly wars against the Holy League tied down the Ottomans on four frontiers and, even though they won back Belgrade inagoeton the empire decisively out of Hungary. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Even then, Ottoman artillery and small arms were not tremendously behind European designs. Daniel Jackson rated it liked it Feb 02, Ali Ahmed marked it as to-read Jun 24, Refresh and try again. No trivia or quizzes yet. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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Through them the Ottomans acquainted themselves thhe Serbian and Saxon technologies of ore mining… the population of mining towns and of entire regions was predominantly, in the fifteenth century exclusively, Slavic.

Eric Pecile rated it really liked it Mar 13, 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. Selected pages Title Page. Muhammad Nouman marked it as to-read Nov 25, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


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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. 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.

Just a few examples. Guns for the Sultan is a very important book that deserves a wide success amongst historians specialized in military affairs. Showing of 4 reviews. Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman In general, these details coalesce around one important theme: Lists with This Book.

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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.

Not what i expected for my limited area of research, but it has value Books by Gabor Agoston. The author points out the vital assistance Ottoman rulers received from Jewish and Muslim trained craftsmen expelled from Spain p. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Siberys marked it as to-read Jan 29, Ryan marked it as to-read Oct 18, Preview — Guns for the Sultan by Gabor Agoston.


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Trivia About Guns for the Sult Write a customer review. 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. Readers interested in military technology, siege warfare, and Balkan or NEar Eastern history, should consider it for their libraries.

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