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A Perspective on the First Source Regarding the Use of Firearms in the Bulgarian Lands by the Fleet of Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy


Authors:
George Kovachev Technical College, USA

Pages: 231-242
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54664/MKLX5863

Abstract:

The earliest information about the use of firearms in the Bulgarian lands comes from the chronicles of Cabaret and Servion. According to them, the fleet of Amadeus VI of Savoy shelled Nesebar on 21 October 1366, after which the city was stormed. Considering the information on the use of firearms in Europe and in the Western Balkans, as well as some expenses from the account book of Antonio Barberi, the author speculates that the information from both chronicles could be considered true.

Keywords:

Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, medieval firearms, medieval naval artillery, Nesebar

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