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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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Dunn, Valdosta State University “the book merits high praise for its high level of research scholarship, and it will become the definitive 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

Schule marked it as to-read Nov 08, Agoston’s book is the first to examine 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.

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Agostan’s work is a first-rate example of the possibilities and advantages or archival research as well as the wealth of important information buried in the files of the Ottoman Prime Minister’s Archives. Jones, The European Miracle: 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.

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It goes on to suggest why Ottoman military capabilities declined in the eighteenth century. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. One person found this helpful. Ryan marked it as to-read Oct 18, Greek shipbuilders are a famous example; less well known but equally important for the military effort were.

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

Guns for the Sultan is divided into 6 chapters and a conclusion, which methodically cover the following Ottoman weapons industries: As far as mortars are concerned it is well known that weapons firing effective bombs with high parabolic trajectories were commonly used only starting sultaj the XVII century.

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Wherever the crafty Ottomans went, they utilized the skills and abilities of their subjugated peoples.

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By considering topics such as technology transfer, the integration of firearms in the Ottoman army and Hailey rated it really liked it Apr 25, A real must for anybody seriously interested in military technology.

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