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Inhaltsangabe: From the 15th to the 16th century, the Janissaries were the scourge of Europe. With their martial music, their muskets and their drilled march, it seemed that no one could withstand them. Their loyalty to their corps was infinite as the Ottomans conquered the Balkans as far as the Danube, and Syria, Egypt and Iraq. 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 they? 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 of extraordinary personalities in both victory and defeat. This book begins by exploring the origins of the Janissary corps with the careful selection of youths from Christian families in the Balkans. It then introduces the pillars of the Ottoman state which these recruits were to serve. The Ottoman forces are reviewed, followed by a panoramic survey of the victorious years of this elite corps - culminating in the glorious conquest of Hungary and the establishment of the Danube frontier. By the middle of the 16th century discipline among the Janissaries had declined, but the real fault lay with the Sultan and his ministers. The devshirme (levy) system of recruitment faltered and the corps became a refuge for society's misfits. By the end of the 18th century the Janissaries were more interested in trade than in war. Ill-disciplined and arrogant, they turned rulers and ruled against them. Yet their political power was such that it took years of patient and careful planning before they could be supporessed. When their bubble finally burst, a raw army filled the void and matured into the veterans of the Crimean War. Godfrey Godwin is the author of "A History of Ottoman Architecture", "Islamic Spain" and "Sinan: Ottoman Architecture and its Values Today".
About the Author: Godfrey Goodwin taught art and architectural history at the University of the Bosphorus from 1957 to 1968 and is the author of several authoritative works, including Sinan: Ottoman Architecture and its Values Today, The Janissaries and The Private World of Ottoman Women, also published by Saqi Books.
Titel: The Janissaries
Verlag: Saqi Books
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Buchbeschreibung Saqi Books, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2444092
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR008647556
Buchbeschreibung London: Saqi Books, 1994. First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 288pp. With 16 b&w illustrations in text. Map to front endpapers. History of the feared Janissary corps which served the Ottoman Sultans, their founding, power, and decline, by a leading historian of the Ottoman period. Fine in Fine jacket, now in clear sleeve. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 25638
Buchbeschreibung Saqi Books, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: good. First Edition. NOT ex-library. Minor rubbing on dust jacket. Gently read. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000330068
Buchbeschreibung Saqi Books, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Acceptable. No dust jacket. Name and date in pen on inside cover. Light pencil markings in some margins. Small liquid stain on p.239. Cover clean.Binding tight. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 733830
Buchbeschreibung Saqi Books, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VG. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: VG. First Edition. Paper covered boards with bumped spine ends and corners. Dj in new mylar has mild edgewear. Binding tight, text clean. No names, stickers or stamps. Half title page and page 288 unevenly browned. Page edges yellowed. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 288 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 65547
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Buchbeschreibung Saqi Books, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020863560490
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