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The Arms of Greece and her Balkan Neighbours in the Ottoman Period


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Arms and the History of the Balkans * Arms, Craftsmen and Traders in the Eastern Mediterranean * Arms Making in Boka Kotorska: The Dzeferdar * Pistols: The Ledenica, Zlatka, Kubura and Prizrenac * Coral-Decorated Arms * Accoutrements The Arms of Bosnia Herzegovina Yataghans * The Chelenka * Tokz * Balkan Long Guns The Gunmakers of Uzice * The Armourers of Kosovo and Metohija * The Arms of Skopje The Gunmakers of Tetova, Dibra and Elbasan * Arms and the Growth of Balkan Nationalism from 1770 * Gun Making in Ioannina * The Greek Armed Forces and the Struggle for Independence * Conclusion

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This magnificent, comprehensively illustrated book traces the history of firearms and edged weapons in the Balkans during the Ottoman era

About the Author

Dr Robert Elgood is Research Fellow in Eastern European, Islamic and Asian Arms and Armour at theWallace Collection, London. He has written widely on related topics, and his book Islamic Arms and Armour (1979) remains the definitive work on the subject.


'Fresh and convincing ... will undoubtedly become the standard reference on Balkan weapons' - Military Illustrated
' ... a pioneering study of the subject that will remain the standard reference work long into the future' - The Burlington Magazine

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