Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1775–1820

Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1775–1820 cover

Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1775–1820

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At the close of the 18th century the Ottoman Empire still had huge military potential. It was a complex structure of military provinces, autonomous regions and virtually independent 'regencies'. The Ottoman Empire had a larger population than its land could actually support which resulted in bloated cities, migration to under-populated mountainous areas, widespread banditry and piracy. It also meant that Ottoman armies had a ready pool of military manpower. With numerous illustrations, including eight full page colour artworkss by Angus Mcbride, this fascinating text by David Nicolle explores the armies of the Ottoman empire from 1775 until 1820.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The People of the Ottoman Empire · Chronology · Recruitment and Ranking · Traditional Forces · The New Armies · The Navy · Glossary · Further Reading · The Plates

Product details

Published 09 Mar 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855326972
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 314
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

Illustrator

Angus McBride

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