[Pdf] (Gunpowder and Galleys) BY John F. Guilmartin Jr.
Hough it did not achieve any sort of goal conventionally understood to be the purpose of naval warfare in the Mahanian sense The Ottoman navy of the 16th century was the most powerful navy of its century and fact generally unknown to Westerners This work does not cover the Ottoman navy as an institution and remains tightly focussed on the galley and its relatives but it carries significant implications to anyone who wants to understand the history of the Mediterranean and Middle East Gunpowder and Galleys is an immensely absorbing work of history culture and technology It is very readable in spite of the complexities I surprisingly njoyed reading this book On the surface a largely technical work on 16th century Mediterranean galleys ap. The major actions in the Mediterranean and around the Arabian peninsula Guilmartin challenges traditional thinking in a variety of diverse but interlinked areas ranging from bronze cannon casting the applicability of Mahanian ideas about sea power to the Mediterranean world to the demise of the nomadic horse archers of Asi.
Want to know why Lepanto was such a significant victory This is the first book I have read that advances a convincing argument Lots of technical details on galley construction finance manning battle tc I will have to get the revised dition at some point Excellent historical work that remains the favorite non fiction book in my collection Guilmartin does an great job weaving a narrative history of the 16th Century Mediterranean into his general framework that discusses the characteristics and Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue evolution of naval warfare during the period Highly recommended for those with an interest in Early Modern or Naval history Guilmartin s Gunpowder and Galleys is one of the great works of naval history and not only that it is a great work of his. Gunpowder and Galleys is anxpert analysis of the struggle between Christian Europe and Ottoman Turkey for control of the Mediterranean in the sixteenth century Building on a thorough analysis of changing maritime technology this study provides an outstanding xamination of the sea wars between the Ottoman Empire and its
Tory period With his ability to read Spanish Turkish Arabic and other languages usually beyond the ken of Western historians Guilmartin has mined records throughout the Mediterranean to bring together information ranging from technology to conomics to naval tactics as he Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) elucidates why the Mediterranean galley was a highly successful warship In Guilmartin s view the galley was not an archaic holdover clung to by a recalcitrant tradition but a viable andffective amphibious predator that filled a niche Gone (Gone, effectively than competing types up until the late 18th century He focusses principally on the 1500s and seeks to understand why the Battle of Lepanto was seen as such an important battle both at the time and in the centuries afterven Hristian opponents and illustrates the crucial interaction between commerce and warfare in the sixteenth century Mediterranean It describes how the strategic considerations in galley warfare were substantially different from those in campaigns involving galleons or ships of the line and includes detailed descriptions of all.