Ottoman wars 1700-1870 : an empire besieged

Virginia H. Aksan

The Ottoman Empire had reached the peak of its power, presenting a very real threat to Western Christendom when in 1683 it suffered its first major defeat, at the Siege of Vienna. Tracing the empire's conflicts of the next two centuries, The Ottoman Wars: An Empire Besieged examines the social transformation of the Ottoman military system in an era of global imperialismSpanning more than a century of conflict, the book considers challenges the Ottoman government faced from both neighbouring Catholic Habsburg Austria and Orthodox Romanov Russia, as well as - arguably more importantly -- from military, intellectual and religious groups within the empire. Using close analysis of select campaigns, Virginia Aksan first discusses the Ottoman Empire's changing internal military context, before addressing the modernized regimental organisation under Sultan Mahmud II after 1826. Featuring illustrations and maps, many of which have never been published before, The Ottoman Wars draws on previously untapped source material to provide an original and compelling account of an empire near financial and societal collapse, and the successes and failures of a military system under siege. The book is a fascinating study of the decline of an international power, raising questions about the influence of culture on warfare.

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  • Contents1. The Political Map of Eastern Europe circa 17002. The Ottoman System3. From Prut to Belgrade:Illusions of Success & Failure4. The Austrian-Russian-Ottoman Danube Waltz, 1768-17925. Selim III and the New Order6. The Internal and External Challenges to Selim III7. Mahmud II and the New Absolutism8. The Auspicious Occasion and its Consequences9. An Empire Returns to War10. From Tanzimat to Crimean War11. Completing the Northern Arc

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書名 Ottoman wars 1700-1870 : an empire besieged
著作者等 Aksan, Virginia H.
シリーズ名 Modern wars in perspective
出版元 Pearson Longman
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 xx, 599 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780582308077
NCID BA82144298
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス