Guarding the Frontier: Ottoman Border Forts and Garrisons in Europe

Guarding the Frontier Ottoman Border Forts and Garrisons in Europe The seventeenth century Ottoman Habsburg frontier was the scene of chronic conflict The defences of both empires were based on a line of fortresses spanning the border Mark Stein gives us a fascinati

  • Title: Guarding the Frontier: Ottoman Border Forts and Garrisons in Europe
  • Author: Mark L. Stein
  • ISBN: 9781845113018
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The seventeenth century Ottoman Habsburg frontier was the scene of chronic conflict The defences of both empires were based on a line of fortresses, spanning the border Mark Stein gives us a fascinating insight into everyday life on the frontier in this turbulent time, by investigating the social, economic and military aspects of Ottoman forts and garrisons in a new compThe seventeenth century Ottoman Habsburg frontier was the scene of chronic conflict The defences of both empires were based on a line of fortresses, spanning the border Mark Stein gives us a fascinating insight into everyday life on the frontier in this turbulent time, by investigating the social, economic and military aspects of Ottoman forts and garrisons in a new comparative approach Drawing on a wide range of Ottoman and Western archival and narrative sources, Guarding the Frontier assesses the state of early modern Ottoman military architecture and siegecraft the Ottomans ability to besiege, defend, build and repair fortifications in the seventeenth century is carefully dissected, as is the relationship between the central and provisional administrations With his research into an extensive database compiled from seventeenth century garrison payment records, Stein has provided an essential addition to the field of Ottoman Studies.

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    1. In 1526, the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman I (the Magnificent) (ruled 1520-1566) destroyed the Kingdom of Hungary at the battle of Mohács. Three years later, in 1529, the Ottomans besieged but failed to take Emperor Charles V’s capital city of Vienna. The Austrian Habsburgs and the Holy Roman Empire took up the responsibility to defend Christian Europe from the Ottoman threat. The Habsburg-Ottoman frontier would be contested over for many centuries. In this study Dr Mark L. Stein, Associate Profes [...]

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