Gunpowder And Galleys: Changing Technology And Mediterranean Warfare At Sea In The 16th Century, Revised Edition - John Francis Guilmartin
Naval Institute Press (2004)
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History / Military / Naval, Mediterranean Region, Naval Art And Science, Naval Art And Science/ History/ 16th Century, Technology & Engineering / Military Science

Lauded as one of the finest books in the field of naval history, this comprehensive account of sixteenth century galley warfare includes detailed descriptions of all major actions in the Mediterranean and around the Arabian peninsula. First published in 1974 and recently revised the work is packed with technological insights into the strategy and tactics of galley warfare between the Ottoman Empire and its Spanish and Portuguese opponents. Among the many facets author John Guilmartin discusses are how the strategic considerations in gallery warfare are substantially different from those in campaigns involving galleons or ships of the line, why the 1571 victory at Lepanto failed to have any-long term strategic consequences, and how the arquebus and musket proved more suitable for action aboard ship than the crossbow or Turkish composite bow. This updated edition also includes new research into the orders of battle and ballistics, gunnery, and cannon founding.

Product Details
LoC Classification V46 .G8523 2003
Dewey 359.00918220903
Format Hardcover
Cover Price 39,95 €
No. of Pages 352
Height x Width 250 x 165 mm