Gunpowder and firearms in the Mamluk kingdom : a challenge to a mediaeval society

David Ayalon

This study of firearms analyzes the employment of such weaponry, dated more than 40 years after use in Europe, towards the close of the 1360s.

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[目次]

  • The early use of firearms in the Mamluk kingdom
  • terms used for firearms and gunpowder in contemporary sources - why firearms were called "naft", the "mukhula" and the "midfa", the cannon and the "manjaniq"
  • the attitude of Mamluk military society toward the use of firearms - firearms in the last decades of Mamluk rule, the casting of cannon under al-Ghawri, the renewal of traditional military training and of "furusiya" exercises, the creation of a unit of arquebusiers, the black slaves as arquebusiers, the fifth "tabaqa", Tumanbay's desperate effort, Ibn Zunbul on the Mamluk attitude toward firearms, other obstacles to the adoption of firearms, socio-psychological antagonism to firearms weighed against other factors, firearms as a decisive factor in shaping the destiny of Western Asia and Egypt
  • appendices.

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書名 Gunpowder and firearms in the Mamluk kingdom : a challenge to a mediaeval society
著作者等 Ayalon, David
出版元 F. Cass
刊行年月 c1978
版表示 2nd ed
ページ数 xvii, 154 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 071463090X
NCID BA03019020
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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