Gunpowder and Firearms in the Mamluk Kingdom

Gunpowder and Firearms in the Mamluk Kingdom : A Challenge to Medieval Society (1956)

3.33 (3 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$47.94

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 331g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138975605
  • 9781138975606

Table of contents

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.show more

Rating details

3 ratings
3.33 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 33% (1)
3 67% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X