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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Yasin Demir marked it as to-read Feb 13, Agoston’s book is the first to examine the weapons technology sultna armaments industries of the Ottoman empire, the only Islamic empire that threatened Sultn on its own territory in the Gunpowder Age.

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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. Indeed, while the Ottoman Empire has long been celebrated for having been a military superpower, the tangible structure on which its success was achieved — its weapons production industry- has never been adequately investigated.


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

Validated what I read in other sources. Guns for the Sultan is divided into 6 chapters and a conclusion, which methodically cover the following Ottoman weapons industries: Explore the Home Gift Guide. The poor quality of Ottoman ordnance is, as a matter of fact, constantly reported since the second half of the XVI century: Daniel Jackson rated it liked it Feb 02, Thanks for telling us gaboe the problem.

Book titles OR Journal titles. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? 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. This example of Ottoman religious tolerance, as well as pragmatism, had clear military advantages: Brandice Mello rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Varun marked it as to-read Jan 01, Write a customer review.


Notes on buns and measurements. The Journal of Military History. But by this time the final decline was inevitable.

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It goes on to suggest why Ottoman military capabilities declined in the eighteenth century. 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 Guns for ssultan Sultan: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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