long-expected title for 2022 in From Reason to Revolution Series at Helion destined initially to complete the trilogy on the Armies of the Egyptian campaign and finally enlarged with a new author Bruno Mugnai to a review of the Ottoman Army throughout the Napoleonic period
The Ottoman Empire was only marginally affected by the conflicts of the Napoleonic era; however, the period between the 1790s and 1820s was very important for the history and institutions of the multicultural state. Scholars working on the Ottomans in the Balkans, Anatolia, Egypt, and Syria have reached something of a consensus about these years as a watershed for the Ottomans. It was a moment when reform became necessary not just as a palace experiment, but as a matter of life and death for the dynasty and empire alike. Survival in the Ottoman dynastic context meant engaging in a series of multilateral negotiations, not only with foreign powers, but also with a host of new military, intellectual, and religious elite groups. These emerged precisely because of shrinking borders, mobile military forces, and refugee populations. The struggle for survival was central to the changing dynamics of Ottoman society, especially in a period when war was generally proving too costly in human and economic terms. The toll on local society was large, and also interested the territories of the empire which were not directly within the war zones.
The book examines changes and development of the Ottoman army from the Napoleonic Campaign in Egypt until the Serbian uprisings in 1804-13 and 1815, also including a detailed description of dress and equipment of the Ottoman soldiers of this period.
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Publisher : Helion and Company (June 15, 2022)
Paperback : 320 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1915070487
Bruno Mugnai was born in Florence in 1962 and still lives there with Silvia, Chiara and Eugenio. Active for years as a divulger of history and illustrator, he has published several titles for publishers such as the Historical Office of the Italian Army and Helion & Company in the UK, concerning to the periods and geographical areas of his interest, as the Ancient Italian States, central and eastern Europe in 16th, 17th and 18th century and South America after the conquest. As an illustrator he is collaborating with important Italian and foreign specialists and with the Stibbert Museum of Florence. Bruno is a Rugby Football Union enthusiast, who is still trusting in the Italian Grand Slam in the Six Nations Tournament.
I agree - long expected - looking forward to it.