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Ottoman Warfare, 1500-1700 (Warfare and History)
A study of the Ottoman military machine and its successes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East in a period when they were feared by Western European states and were the focus of much military concern.
ebook, 300 pages
Published November 17th 1998 by Routledge
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Historian Rhoads Murphey explores the various limitations affecting how the Ottomans planned, executed, and recovered from its wars between 1500 and 1700. Murphey uses Ottoman administrative records, shipping manifests, and contemporary literary sources to reconstruct the Ottoman soldier’s mindset during war and transformations in tactics, mobilization, and bureaucratic organization. Murphey pursues three goals. He corrects the misconception that Ottoman Islamic fanaticism precipitated wars with ...more