THE ARMS OF GREECE AND HER BALKAN NEIGHBOURS IN THE OTTOMAN PERIOD
336pp., 4to, 445 colour illustrations. 2009.
This magnificent book traces the history of firearms and edged weapons in Greece and the Balkans during the Ottoman era. The early developments of firearms in the later Middle Ages coincided with the Ottoman occupation of these regions, and over the following centuries they became by far the greatest centre of arms manufacturing in the Islamic world.