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New Directions in Mediterranean Maritime History$
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Gelina Harlaftis and Carmel Vassallo

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007381

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007381.001.0001

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An Outline of Ottoman Maritime History

An Outline of Ottoman Maritime History

(p.147) An Outline of Ottoman Maritime History
New Directions in Mediterranean Maritime History

Eyüp Özveren

Onur Yildirim

Liverpool University Press

This chapter provides an outline of the maritime history of the Ottoman Empire, in attempt to prove that maritime activity was integral to the success of the empire. It also seeks to determine the reasons behind the empire’s slow decline during the eighteenth century. The topics covered include cartographic accomplishments; naval affairs; shipping and ship types; shipbuilding and imperial arsenals; construction material; and maritime labour.

Keywords:   Ottoman Shipping, Ottoman Shipbuilding, Ottoman Naval History, Ottoman Cartography, Ottoman Empire

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