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Ottoman Fortifications 1300-1710


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The Ottoman Empire was heir to the architectural traditions not only of the Byzantine Empire but also to those of the medieval Islamic Middle East. Having learned from these, the Ottomans created a fusion of military architectural styles to which they added what they learned from their later medieval and early modern European rivals. This book explores the historical background, socio-political circumstances and purposes of Ottoman military architecture, and reveals the incorporation of many different traditions that led ...

Ottoman Fortifications 1300-1710 2010, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846035036

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