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ELI 058 The Janissaries

ELI 058 The Janissaries
Autor: David Nicolle
Data publikacji: 1995-05-15
ISBN: 9781855324138
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 184mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 64
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Opis produktu:

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.

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

Born in 1944, David Nicolle worked in the BBC’s Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years.



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