By Naci Yorulmaz

ISBN-10: 1780766335

ISBN-13: 9781780766331

initially of the 19th century, the Ottoman armaments alternate used to be fullyyt self-sufficient. yet via the top of the century, it used to be nearly solely lower than German keep an eye on. How did Germany lower than Chancellor Bismarck have the ability to triumph over what had till then been an exceptionally aggressive army marketplace? concentrating on the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid among 1876 and 1909, Naci Yorulmaz’s booklet explores the deciding on components that prompted the advance of the Ottoman armaments industry. whereas acknowledging the significance of political and financial components, Arming the Sultan concentrates at the own relationships which formed the improvement of the palms exchange, together with the bonds among arms-makers and the govt, among German politicians and Ottoman grandees, or even the non-public relationships among Kaiser Wilhelm I, Otto von Bismarck and the Sultan. Yorulmaz’s cutting edge e-book means that the price of those relationships has been ignored, and ensured German good fortune over British, French and American competition.

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