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Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization)by Gabor Agoston
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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. 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 Ottoman military machine against its European and Muslim rivals from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.
Examines the armaments industries of the Ottoman Empire, the only Islamic empire that threatened Europe on its own territory in the age of the Gunpowder Revolution. It affords new insights into the early success and subsequent failure of an Islamic empire against European adversaries.
The first book to examine Ottoman military capabilities in the Gunpowder Age.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: firearms and armaments industries; 2. Gunpowder technology and the Ottomans; 3. Cannons and muskets; 4. Saltpeter industries; 5. Gunpowder industries; 6. Munitions and ordnance industries; 7. Conclusions: guns and empire.
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