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By David Nicolle

The Ottoman Empire was once inheritor to the architectural traditions not just of the Byzantine Empire but in addition to these of the medieval Islamic center East. Having realized from those, the Ottomans created a fusion of army architectural types to which they further what they discovered from their later medieval and early sleek ecu opponents. This booklet explores the historic history, socio-political situations and reasons of Ottoman army structure, and divulges the incorporation of many various traditions that resulted in particular advancements in shape, functionality and ornament of those awesome structures. one of the components coated are city fortifications and the function of towns, frontier fortresses and the position of the Janissaries, garrison citadels as seats of strength, and the position of small forts in keeping significant communications, alternate and pilgrimage routes.

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58 Izmir 15 Iznik 41 Jaffa 29 Janissaries 35,36,37,39,43-44 Jedda 18,52 Jerusalem, Mamluk Citadel 23,23-24, 54, 56; Bab Sin Maryam 23 Jijel (Gigiri) 48 John VI, Emperor 8 John VII, Emperor 15 Jordan 56,60 Kale-i Sullaniye forlress (Canakkale) 11-12,17, 28,29,31,41,49,53 Kamianels Podolsky 40,41 Kanizsa 37 Kanli Kule fortress 42 Kara Baba fortress 53 Kars 53,57,59 Kasim Pa a 32,45 Kavalla aqueduct 15 Kayseri 34,35 Kiel, Maehiel 9 Kilidiilbahir fortress \1, 12, 13. t,. 1609 6; rise of 5. 9. 28,41.

1609 6; rise of 5. 9. 28,41. 49. 49,51 Sigri foft 28 Silahdar Findikli Mehmed A a 48 Silistria 9,40 Sinan A a, Koca Mimar 4, 15, 16,27 sites, living 32-37,39-40; Christian communities 36,37,39; garrison organization 33-35,37; garrison troops 3 36,37,39-40: Janissaries 35, 36,37,39,43-44; palallka forts 21,27,32,53, 58; tax excmptions 34 sites at war 40-45,47-49,51-52; fircarms 43,47; fortified storage depots 45; fronticr bases and zones 40 I; naval warfare 41. 43-44, 44. 48-49; ransom fTOm prisoners 48; sieges 41-42, 42,43-44,49,51 sites today 57-60 Smcdcrovo fortress 17,17,28 StavTOnikita fortified monastery 13 Sugar, Peter 40 Siileyman 'The Great'.

58 Yusuf-i Meddah 41-42 FOR 059 9781841769769 Armies of the Ottoman Turks 1300-1774 FOR 076 9781846031151 FOROS7 978 1 84603 375 9 The janissaries MAA 140· 9780850455113 Ell 05S 978 1 85532413 8 ESS 062 • 978 1 841765693 VISIT THE OSPREY WEBSITE Information about forthcoming books· Author information. Read extracts and see sample pages • Sign up for our free newsletters· Competitions and prizes. com UK & R st of World: customerservice@ospreypublishing,com Design, technology and history of key fortresses, strategic positions and defensive systems OTTOMAN FORTIFICATIONS 1300-1710 The Ottoman Empire encompassed many different architectural traditions, being the heir to both the Byzantine Empire and the medieval Middle East.

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