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The Janissaries

Author: Godfrey Goodwin
Publisher: London : Saqi Essentials, 2006.
Series: Saqi essentials.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the fifteenth to the sixteenth century, the janissaries were the scourge of Europe. They set up semi-independent states along the North African coast and even fought at sea. Their political power was such that even sultans trembled. Who were the janissaries? Why were they an elite? Why did they decline and what was their end? These are some of the questions which this book attempts to answer. It is the story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goodwin, Godfrey.
Janissaries
(OCoLC)62892243
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Godfrey Goodwin
ISBN: 9780863567810 0863567819
OCLC Number: 880148035
Notes: Originally published: London : Saqi Books, 1994.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations, genealogical table
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Title; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Genealogy of the House of Osman; A Note on Pronunciation; Glossary; Introduction; 1. The Origins of the Janissary Corps; 2. The Devşirme or Christian Levy; 3. Pillars of the Empire; 4. The Ottoman Armed Forces; 5. The Victorious Years; 6. The Great Campaign; 7. Fish Stink from the Head; 8. Sharp Eyes and Long Legs; 9. Tulips and Turmoil; 10. The Auspicious Event; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Copyright
Series Title: Saqi essentials.
Responsibility: Godfrey Goodwin.

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Explores the origins of the Janissary corps with the careful selection of youths from Christian families in the Balkans. The book then introduces the pillars of the Ottoman state which these recruits  Read more...

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'An incredible book... a tour de force.' Middle East International 'Well written and lucid.' Muslim World Books Review

 
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