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The Arms of Greece and Her Balkan Neighbours in the Ottoman Period (Hardback)

Robert Elgood

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ISBN 10: 0500251576 / ISBN 13: 9780500251577
Edité par Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This magnificent book traces the history of firearms and edged weapons in Greece and the Balkans during the Ottoman era. The early developments of firearms in the later Middle Ages coincided with the Ottoman occupation of these regions, and over the following centuries they became by far the greatest centre of arms manufacturing in the Islamic world. Each town developed its own style in weaponry, decoration and costume, often with spendid results. Traditional weapons were held in great pride, and surviving guns and swords are richly ornamented with silverwork, mother-of-pearl, coral or semi-precious stones. Over 19 chapters, Robert Elgoods masterful text weaves together the story of the weapons with the deeds of their owners and the history of the region. The book culminates in the stirring story of Greek national liberation in the 1820s. To Greeks the weapons used by the heroes of their revolution are quasi-sacred objects: they fill the museums of modern Greece and are highly collectible. Representing a decade of research by a world expert in oriental arms and armour, this book is being published to coincide with a major exhibition of Greek and Balkan arms at the National Historical Museum, Athens. N° de réf. du libraire AA29780500251577

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Titre : The Arms of Greece and Her Balkan Neighbours...

Éditeur : Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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A magnificent history of firearms and edged weapons in Greece and the Balkans during the centuries of Ottoman rule.

The Ottoman Balkans were by far the greatest center of weapons manufacture in the Islamic world, and their wares were exported far and wide. Each town developed its own style not only in weaponry but also in silver decoration and costume, often with splendid results. Traditional arms were held in great esteem, and weapons were personalized by their successive owners, most commonly by the addition of elaborate silver work. Decorations were sometimes commissioned to commemorate a gun’s success in protecting its owner through a particularly tough campaign.

The Greek war of liberation in the 1820s brought large numbers of the sultan’s soldiers to the country, and their captured arms fill Greece’s museums today. Although subject peoples under the Ottoman Empire were forbidden to ride horses or to bear arms, a great many weapons found their way into the hands of freedom fighters. Some of these weapons are magnificent; others are so poor that one wonders that a man should risk his life with such a thing. Yet it is from these arms, wielded by men of remarkable courage and determination, that a free and independent Greece emerged. 450 color illustrations

About the Author:

Robert Elgood is a world authority on the arms and armor of the Islamic world. He is Research Fellow in Eastern European, Islamic and Asian Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection, London, and a consultant to a number of Middle Eastern museums.

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