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Elite #058: The Janissaries

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Publisher Comments:

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.

About the Author

Dr David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked for the BBC, including the overseas broadcasting Service before returning to university, obtaining his PhD in Edinburgh. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan, since which he has contributed a substantial number of Osprey titles. He is a specialist in medieval arms and armour and has written several hardback books as well as numerous articles for specialist journals. He has also presented papers at many international conferences.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855324138
Author:
Hook, Christa
Author:
Hook, Christa
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Location:
London :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Turkey
Subject:
Turkey History Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Subject:
Janizaries.
Subject:
Janizaries -- Uniforms.
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
osprey;history
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The elite series ;
Series Volume:
058
Publication Date:
19950531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.69x7.20x.21 in. .64 lbs.

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