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Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire (Gabor Agoston) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) 9780521843133
Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire (Gabor Agoston) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) 9780521843133
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Title: Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire

Author: Agoston, Gabor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521843133

Volumes: 1; Pages: 298

List Price in Cloth: $88.00 Our price: $88.00

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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.Contents1. Introduction: firearms and armaments industries2. Gunpowder technology and the Ottomans3. Cannons and muskets4. Saltpeter industries5. Gunpowder industries6. Munitions and ordnance industries7. Conclusions: guns and empire
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