The Ottoman Navy: From the Height of Empire to Dissolution, 1572-1923 by Daniel PanzacThe Ottoman Navy: From the Height of Empire to Dissolution, 1572-1923 by Daniel Panzac

The Ottoman Navy: From the Height of Empire to Dissolution, 1572-1923

byDaniel Panzac

Hardcover | October 1, 2018

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To devote an entire book to the sea power of the Ottoman Empire starting only the morning after the Battle of Lepanto may seem paradoxical. On October 7, 1571, the Navy of the Ottoman Empire, then at the height of its power, was beaten by the assembled forces of the Holy League. Curiouslyenough, the spectacular defeat remained without immediate consequences: the Ottoman conquest of Cyprus, the immediate cause of the war, was completed, the fleet was rebuilt and Tunis definitively retaken from the Spanish in 1574. The retaking of Tunis however, turned out to be an isolated incident,not a prelude to new expansionism. By 1580, the Empire had turned away from the great naval policies pursued in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean since the early sixteenth century, focusing instead on defending maritime borders which would remain stable until the early nineteenth century. Whilestill at the height of its military power, the Empire redirected its ambitions and goals toward the European hinterland and to Asia at a time when its Mediterranean opponents were either exhausted, as Venice was, or distracted by the opening to the Atlantic world, as Spain was.
The late Daniel Panzac was a well-known historian of the Ottoman Empire and the Mediterranean. He died in September 2012.
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Title:The Ottoman Navy: From the Height of Empire to Dissolution, 1572-1923Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pagesPublished:October 1, 2018Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198757093

ISBN - 13:9780198757092

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The Crowning Achievement of the Ottoman NavyIntroduction1. Reconstruction Of The Fleet Following Lepanto (1571-1574)2. From the reconquest of Tunis to the assault on Crete (1574-1645): Men and Institutions3. From the reconquest of Tunis to the assault on Crete (1574-1645): Campaigns and battles4. Mastery of the Aegean and transformation of the Ottoman Navy (1645-1701)5. Renewed dominance but fragile equilibrium (1701-1774)6. The Nizam-i Cedid Revival (1775-1812)7. The Unity of the Empire at Risk (1812-1841)8. Metamorphosis: the Tanzimat Reforms (1842-1878)9. Abdulhamid II and the Nationalist Temptation (1878-1897)10. Unavoidable Europe (1898-1914)11. German hegemony (1914-1918)EpilogueFrom One Treaty to Another (1919-1923)Mixed ResultsBibliography