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The Janissaries comprised an élite corps in the service of the Ottoman Empire. It was composed of war captives and Christian youths pressed into service; all of whom were converted to Islam and trained under the strictest discipline. In many ways, Jannisaries reflected Ottoman society, which was itself dominated by a military elite and where there was much greater social mobility than in Europe. On top of this, the Turks looked upon Europe much as the early Americans viewed the Western Frontier – as a land of adventure, mission and opportunity. David Nicolle examines the history, organisation, weapons and uniforms of these élite Turkish troops.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Origins and Evolution of the Janissary Corps · Recruitment and Training · Ottoman Army Structure · Infantry Forces · Uniforms and Weaponry · Strategy and Tactics · Promotion, Pay and Morale · Support Services and Other Duties · Other Infantry Forces · The Plates

Product details

Published May 15 1995
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781855324138
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 58
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

Illustrator

Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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