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Guns for the Sultan

Guns for the Sultan Author Gábor Ágoston
ISBN-10 0521843138
Release 2005-03-24
Pages 277
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Gabor Agoston's book contributes to an emerging strand of military history, that examines organised violence as a challenge to early modern states, their societies and economies. His 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 age of the Gunpowder Revolution. Based on extensive research in the Turkish archives, the book affords much insight regarding the early success and subsequent failure of an Islamic empire against European adversaries. It demonstrates Ottoman flexibility and the existence of an early modern arms market and information exchange across the cultural divide, as well as Ottoman self-sufficiency in weapons and arms production well into the eighteenth century. Challenging the sweeping statements of Eurocentric and Orientalist scholarship, the book disputes the notion of Islamic conservatism, the Ottomans' supposed technological inferiority and the alleged insufficiencies in production capacity. This is a provocative, intelligent and penetrating analysis, which successfully contends traditional perceptions of Ottoman and Islamic history.

Guns for the Sultan

Guns for the Sultan Author Gábor Ágoston
ISBN-10 0521603919
Release 2008-12-04
Pages 300
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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.

Arming the Sultan

Arming the Sultan Author Naci Yorulmaz
ISBN-10 9780857736680
Release 2014-08-19
Pages 368
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At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman armaments trade was entirely self-sufficient. But by the end of the century, it was almost entirely under German control. How did Germany under Chancellor Bismarck manage to conquer what had until then been an extremely competitive military market? Focusing on the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid between 1876 and 1909, Naci Yorulmaz’s book explores the determining factors that influenced the development of the Ottoman armaments market. While acknowledging the importance of political and economic factors, Arming the Sultan concentrates on the personal relationships which shaped the development of the arms trade, including the bonds between arms-makers and the government, between German politicians and Ottoman grandees, and even the private relationships between Kaiser Wilhelm I, Otto von Bismarck and the Sultan. Yorulmaz’s innovative book suggests that the value of these relationships has been overlooked, and ensured German success over British, French and American competition.

The Sultan and the Queen

The Sultan and the Queen Author Jerry Brotton
ISBN-10 9780525428824
Release 2016
Pages 338
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First published in Great Britain in 2016 as This Orient isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic world.


Firearms Author Kenneth Warren Chase
ISBN-10 0521822742
Release 2003-07-07
Pages 290
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This book asks why Europeans perfected firearms when the Chinese had invented them by looking at how firearms were used throughout the world.

The Black Sultan

The Black Sultan Author L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN-10 9781592124893
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 136
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Meet Eddie Moran, a slightly disreputable American cooling his heels in French Morocco. He's as smooth as they come, one step ahead of the game ... and of the police. Who's after him? Just about everybody. What's he done? A bit of everything—smuggler, revolutionary, whatever crooked little scheme will pay for his next meal or next drink. But Eddie's latest caper is one he may not be able to escape ... even if he wants to. Stumbling into a fight between a couple of Berber chieftains, Eddie lands in a prison run by The Black Sultan. He may be a captive of the Sultan, but he’s captivated by a stunning young woman the Sultan means to add to his harem. For her, Eddie might just go straight—if he can get them out of this hellhole alive. Also includes the adventure story, “Escape for Three,” in which a bold trio of French Legionnaires come to the rescue of their great leader—only to decide he may not be so great after all. “Action, strong characters, suspense, snappy dialogue, and titillating romance.” —Publishers Weekly

Seduced by the Sultan

Seduced by the Sultan Author Sharon Kendrick
ISBN-10 9780373132324
Release 2014
Pages 184
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What this sultan wants, he gets! Catrin Thomas was an ordinary girl from the Welsh valleys when she was swept into a steamy affair with sexy Murat, a desert sultan! But when she discovers his aides are brokering a marriage to a suitable virgin bride, she leaves, heartbroken. With an entire kingdom at his command, Murat's furious that Catrin is the one person to defy him--whatever she thinks, she will be by his side again. Only, Murat will find this Catrin isn't the sweet, amenable plaything of before--but a formidable woman! Smart, feisty and tantalizing him at every turn...

The Book of Marvels and Travels

The Book of Marvels and Travels Author John Mandeville
ISBN-10 9780199600601
Release 2012-09-13
Pages 178
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In his Book of Marvels and Travels, Sir John Mandeville describes a journey from Europe to Jerusalem and on into Asia, and the many wonderful and monstrous peoples and practices in the East. A captivating blend of fact and fantasy, Mandeville's Book is newly translated in an edition that brings us closer to Mandeville's worldview.

SAS Operation Storm

SAS Operation Storm Author Roger Cole
ISBN-10 9781444726992
Release 2011-08-18
Pages 320
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OPERATION STORM is the inside story - told by those who took part - of the greatest secret war in SAS history. The tipping point, Mirbat, South Oman, 19 July 1972 is one of the least-known yet most crucial battles of modern times. If the SAS had been defeated at Mirbat, the Russian and Chinese plan for a communist foothold in the Middle East would have succeeded, with catastrophic consequences for the oil-hungry West. OPERATION STORM is a page-turning account of courage and resilience. Mirbat was a battle fought and won by nine SAS soldiers and a similar number of brave local people - some as young as ten years old - outnumbered by at least twenty-five to one. Roger Cole, one of the SAS soldiers who took part, and writer Richard Belfield have interviewed every SAS survivor who fought in the battle from the beginning to the end - the first time every single one of them has revealed their experience. OPERATION STORM is a classic story of bravery against impossible odds, minute by minute, bullet by bullet.

Suleiman the Magnificent Sultan of the East

Suleiman the Magnificent   Sultan of the East Author Harold Lamb
ISBN-10 9781447488088
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 384
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Approaching Ottoman History

Approaching Ottoman History Author Suraiya Faroqhi
ISBN-10 0521666481
Release 1999-12-09
Pages 262
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A state-of-the-art introduction to Ottoman history and sources for students embarking upon their research.

The Qur an and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad

The Qur  an and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad Author Sohaib Sultan
ISBN-10 9781594732225
Release 2007
Pages 204
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"Sohaib N. Sultan leads you through the central themes of both the Qur'an and the collected sayings of Prophet Muhammad, known as hadith.These teachings dispel common misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and offer practical guidance for your own spiritual journey, from understanding the merciful nature of God; to cultivating peace and justice in the self, family, and society; to answering questions about the afterlife and how to attain it."--BOOK JACKET.

The Bookseller of Kabul

The Bookseller of Kabul Author ¿sne Seierstad
ISBN-10 0316159417
Release 2004-10-26
Pages 297
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The Norwegian journalist provides a portrait of a committed Muslim man and his family living in post-Taliban Kabul, Afghanistan.

Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire

Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire Author Ga ́bor A ́goston
ISBN-10 9781438110257
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 689
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Presents a comprehensive A-to-Z reference to the empire that once encompassed large parts of the modern-day Middle East, North Africa, and southeastern Europe.

The Land of an African Sultan

The Land of an African Sultan Author Walter Harris
ISBN-10 UOM:39015027030181
Release 1889
Pages 338
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The Land of an African Sultan has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Land of an African Sultan also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Land of an African Sultan book for free.

The Gunning of America

The Gunning of America Author Pamela Haag
ISBN-10 9780465048953
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 528
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The Gunning of America has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Gunning of America also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Gunning of America book for free.

History of Tipu Sultan

History of Tipu Sultan Author Mohibbul Hasan
ISBN-10 8187879572
Release 2005
Pages 442
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In The Present Work, An Attempt Has Been Made To Give An Accurate Picture Of Tipu Sultan By Disengaging His Personality From Masses Of Fictions And Distortions Which Have Gathered Round Him. As Practically The Whole Of Tipu'S Life Was Taken Up With Fighting, The Author Has Devoted Considerable Space To Campaigns And Battles. However, He Has Not Ignored Other Aspects Of His Career. He Has Paid Sufficient Attention To The Causes And Results Of Wars, While TipuS Relation With The English, The French, The Nizam, The Marathas And The Ottoman Sultan Have Been Fully Discussed. The Last Three Chapters Of The Book Have Been Devoted To A Description Of The SultanS Government And Army, His Reforms And Religious Policy, His Efforts At Industrialisation And State Socialism, His Character, His Failures And Achievements. This Pioneering Study Will Enable The Reader To Appraise The Career And Character Of This Extraordinary Man. Its Scholarly Value Is Enhanced By Professor HasanS Extensive Use Of English, French, Persian, And Urdu Sources.