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The Resource Ottoman Wars, 1700-1870 : An Empire Besieged, Virginia H. Aksan, (electronic resource)

Ottoman Wars, 1700-1870 : An Empire Besieged, Virginia H. Aksan, (electronic resource)

Label
Ottoman Wars, 1700-1870 : An Empire Besieged
Title
Ottoman Wars, 1700-1870
Title remainder
An Empire Besieged
Statement of responsibility
Virginia H. Aksan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 <U+0150> 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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Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Aksan, Virginia H
Dewey number
956.015
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • ProQuest Ebook Central
  • Modern wars in perspective
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  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Label
Ottoman Wars, 1700-1870 : An Empire Besieged, Virginia H. Aksan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/eui/detail.action?docID=159647
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of plates; Acknowledgements; A note on place names and foreign terms; Chronology; Maps; Introduction; Comparative empires; The northern defensive line; Military reform; The outline of the narrative; Eastern questions and new Ottomans; 1. The political map of Central and Eastern Europe circa 1700; The geopolitics of the Danube; Members of the Holy League; The Principalities; Ottomans and Tatars; Eastern border strategies; Imperial aims: Ottoman, Habsburg, Romanov; Revolts in Istanbul circa 1700
  • Janissary loyalties and ethos2. The Ottoman system; Rethinking imperial military history; The nature and composition of the Janissaries; Janissary command and discipline; Provincial forces: sipahis; Frontier defence systems; Survival strategies; The northern frontier; The southern frontier: Egypt and the Arab Provinces; Auxiliary forces: the religious factor; Realities of Danube warfare; Logistics of warfare on the Danube: the Belgrade-Azov fortress line; Campaign financing; 3. From Prut to Belgrade: illusions of success and failure; The political setting 1700-50; The Ottoman case
  • Austria's position and ambitionsRussian expansion and the pre-modern impasse; Centralisation of the control of violence; The consolidation of Austrian arms; Origins of the Prut campaign; On the march - Prut 1711; The recovery of the Morea; Austria enters the war; Renewal of Ottoman-Habsburg conflict on the Danube, 1736-39: stalemate; Uneasy alliances; Ochakov and the Crimea, 1737; The Bosnian army under Governor Ali Pasha; Ottoman victory at Orsova, 1738; Ottoman military strengths and weaknesses; 4. The Austrian-Russian-Ottoman Danube waltz, 1768-92; Overview; 1768-92 and the Ottoman Empire
  • 1768-92 and the Russians1768-92 and the Austrians; 1768-74: Russian miracle, Ottoman debacle, and Austrian test; The centre of the conflict: the lower Danube River; Declaration and preparations for war, 1768; The collapse of the Ottoman supply system; The year of disasters: Çeşme and Kartal (1770); Peace negotiations and the Crimea; Austro-Russian-Ottoman confrontations 1787-92; Peace - lessons learned; 5. Selim III and the new order (Nizâm-ı Cedid); Introduction: crisis and reform; The problem; Economic reforms; New military organisations; Ottoman military reform prior to Selim III
  • Military reforms under Selim IIIInitial reforms; Gunpowder and arms; Creation of a new army, the Nizâm-ı Cedid; The new order expands beyond Istanbul; Foreign advisers and reform of the Artillery Corps; 6. The internal and external challenges to Selim III; Introduction: provincial allies and colonial powers; Local Ottoman elites: provincial loyalty and betrayal; Caniklizades in North Anatolia; Vidin and Osman Pasvanoğlu; Radical diplomacy; Pre-1793 diplomacy; First embassies to Europe; Napoleon's invasion of Egypt; Pre-Napoleonic Egypt; French evacuation of Egypt; Imperial impressions
  • The final challenge to Selim III 1806-07
Control code
u390207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1112 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781317884033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL1596478
  • (OCoLC)868490033
Label
Ottoman Wars, 1700-1870 : An Empire Besieged, Virginia H. Aksan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/eui/detail.action?docID=159647
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of plates; Acknowledgements; A note on place names and foreign terms; Chronology; Maps; Introduction; Comparative empires; The northern defensive line; Military reform; The outline of the narrative; Eastern questions and new Ottomans; 1. The political map of Central and Eastern Europe circa 1700; The geopolitics of the Danube; Members of the Holy League; The Principalities; Ottomans and Tatars; Eastern border strategies; Imperial aims: Ottoman, Habsburg, Romanov; Revolts in Istanbul circa 1700
  • Janissary loyalties and ethos2. The Ottoman system; Rethinking imperial military history; The nature and composition of the Janissaries; Janissary command and discipline; Provincial forces: sipahis; Frontier defence systems; Survival strategies; The northern frontier; The southern frontier: Egypt and the Arab Provinces; Auxiliary forces: the religious factor; Realities of Danube warfare; Logistics of warfare on the Danube: the Belgrade-Azov fortress line; Campaign financing; 3. From Prut to Belgrade: illusions of success and failure; The political setting 1700-50; The Ottoman case
  • Austria's position and ambitionsRussian expansion and the pre-modern impasse; Centralisation of the control of violence; The consolidation of Austrian arms; Origins of the Prut campaign; On the march - Prut 1711; The recovery of the Morea; Austria enters the war; Renewal of Ottoman-Habsburg conflict on the Danube, 1736-39: stalemate; Uneasy alliances; Ochakov and the Crimea, 1737; The Bosnian army under Governor Ali Pasha; Ottoman victory at Orsova, 1738; Ottoman military strengths and weaknesses; 4. The Austrian-Russian-Ottoman Danube waltz, 1768-92; Overview; 1768-92 and the Ottoman Empire
  • 1768-92 and the Russians1768-92 and the Austrians; 1768-74: Russian miracle, Ottoman debacle, and Austrian test; The centre of the conflict: the lower Danube River; Declaration and preparations for war, 1768; The collapse of the Ottoman supply system; The year of disasters: Çeşme and Kartal (1770); Peace negotiations and the Crimea; Austro-Russian-Ottoman confrontations 1787-92; Peace - lessons learned; 5. Selim III and the new order (Nizâm-ı Cedid); Introduction: crisis and reform; The problem; Economic reforms; New military organisations; Ottoman military reform prior to Selim III
  • Military reforms under Selim IIIInitial reforms; Gunpowder and arms; Creation of a new army, the Nizâm-ı Cedid; The new order expands beyond Istanbul; Foreign advisers and reform of the Artillery Corps; 6. The internal and external challenges to Selim III; Introduction: provincial allies and colonial powers; Local Ottoman elites: provincial loyalty and betrayal; Caniklizades in North Anatolia; Vidin and Osman Pasvanoğlu; Radical diplomacy; Pre-1793 diplomacy; First embassies to Europe; Napoleon's invasion of Egypt; Pre-Napoleonic Egypt; French evacuation of Egypt; Imperial impressions
  • The final challenge to Selim III 1806-07
Control code
u390207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1112 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781317884033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL1596478
  • (OCoLC)868490033

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