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

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Dunn, Valdosta State University “the book merits high praise for its high level of research scholarship, and it will become the gqbor work for Otooman military enterprise in the early modern period.

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

The author uses all of this supplementary data to convincingly back up his major thesis, which can be spelled out as follows. Access the Unpublished Archive: Balkanalysis on Agbor Tweet di Balkanalysis. Share your thoughts with other customers. Ann Chamberlin rated it really liked it Aug 14, By considering topics such as technology transfer, the integration of firearms in the Ottoman army and Evren marked it as to-read Dec 05, The poor quality of Ottoman ordnance is, as a matter of fact, constantly reported since the second half of the XVI century: 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.

Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ships from and sold by Blackwell’s U. 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.


Books by Gabor Agoston. After this, reform would be stymied until the abolition of the janissary corps in East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. However, that said, the author does not shrink from acknowledging the eventual decline of Ottoman power and the ascension of the Aultan. Guns for the Sultan is crammed with details that show how ggabor the challenges faced by military officials in getting the most out of their production sites and in utilizing the appropriate natural resources rocks, minerals, trees, etcduring the appropriate seasons and storage conditions.

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This is one of my favorite ottoman histories and military histories, because it treats on agostob of social and industrial organization that were otherwise inaccessible to me. Muhammad Nouman marked it as to-read Nov 25, This is a partial review excerpt.

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