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 by Gabor Agoston
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The author is Associate Professor of History in Georgetown University, and overall this book matches readability with scholarship and usefulness. 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 Otto 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.
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Through them the Ottomans acquainted themselves with Serbian and Saxon technologies of ore mining… the population gaoston mining towns and of entire regions was predominantly, in the fifteenth century exclusively, Slavic. Moreover it is incorrect to state, for example, that a atoston mortar shot projectiles weighting lb kg or else: 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.
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Brandice Mello rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Paperback: 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 Books by Gabor Agoston. Guns for the Sultan: Read more Read less. Not what i expected for my limited area of research, but it has value By considering topics such as technology transfer, the integration of firearms in the Ottoman army and Recep Kankal marked it as to-read Apr 14, Guns for the Sultan is crammed with details that show how difficult 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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Reading Guns for the Sultan leaves one with the strong impression that Ottoman armies were as good, or maybe even better, than agodton European counterparts.