25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

On Order

$60.00
New Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Military- Weapons

More copies of this ISBN

The Arms of Greece and Her Balkan Neighbors in the Ottoman Era

by

The Arms of Greece and Her Balkan Neighbors in the Ottoman Era Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Ottoman Balkans were by far the greatest center of weapons manufacture in the Islamic world, and their wares were exported far and wide. Each town developed its own style not only in weaponry but also in silver decoration and costume, often with splendid results. Traditional arms were held in great esteem, and weapons were personalized by their successive owners, most commonly by the addition of elaborate silver work. Decorations were sometimes commissioned to commemorate a gun's success in protecting its owner through a particularly tough campaign.

The Greek war of liberation in the 1820s brought large numbers of the sultan's soldiers to the country, and their captured arms fill Greece's museums today. Although subject peoples under the Ottoman Empire were forbidden to ride horses or to bear arms, a great many weapons found their way into the hands of freedom fighters. Some of these weapons are magnificent; others are so poor that one wonders that a man should risk his life with such a thing. Yet it is from these arms, wielded by men of remarkable courage and determination, that a free and independent Greece emerged.

Synopsis:

A magnificent history of firearms and edged weapons in Greece and the Balkans during the centuries of Ottoman rule.

About the Author

Robert Elgood is a world authority on the arms and armor of the Islamic world. He is Research Fellow in Eastern European, Islamic and Asian Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection, London, and a consultant to a number of Middle Eastern museums.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500251577
Author:
Elgood, Robert
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 color illustrations
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
13 x 10 x 1 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Greece
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

The Arms of Greece and Her Balkan Neighbors in the Ottoman Era New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$60.00 Backorder
Product details 336 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500251577 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A magnificent history of firearms and edged weapons in Greece and the Balkans during the centuries of Ottoman rule.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.