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From the middle of the fifteenth century, imperial armies were dominated by Janissary infantry divisions composed of conscripted youths from conquered lands. Their control of artillery and firearms gave them great power; by the middle of the sixteenth century, they intervened in dynastic succession disputes.

The Janissaries, also known as the Yeniçeri, were specially trained elite soldiers of the Ottoman Empire. Many of them were Christian children converted to Islam by Turks. Janissaries, created by Sultan Murad I, were young Christian boys from conquered countries (commonly Greek), who were converted to Islam and levied into the Devshirme system (or the "Collection of Children"). They were also nicknamed "slave soldiers", because of their method of capture. The strongest of the children were…

The janissaries are the Ottoman Empire's soldiers, they are very disciplined! Making the Ottoman army very powerful, they are trained specifically for battles! /tcc/

The Janissaries, also known as the Yeniçeri, were specially trained elite soldiers of the Ottoman Empire. Many of them were Christian children converted to Islam by Turks. Janissaries, created by Sultan Murad I, were young Christian boys from conquered countries (commonly Greek), who were converted to Islam and levied into the Devshirme system (or the "Collection of Children"). They were also nicknamed "slave soldiers", because of their method of capture. The strongest of the children were…

Print and download in PDF or MIDI Piano Sonata No. 11. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331, 3rd Movemenet. The last movement, Alla Turca, popularly known as the Turkish Rondo, is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart's best-known piano pieces. It imitates the sound of Turkish Janissary bands, the music of which was much in vogue at that time. Various other works of th

Download and print in PDF or MIDI free sheet music for Piano Sonata No.11 In A Major, K.331/300I by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arranged by ClassicMan for Piano (Solo)

15 Things You Should Know About The Ottoman Janissaries

Introduction The controversial rise, the enviable peak, and finally the ignominious fall – this, in a nutshell, defines the historical spectrum of the elite Janissaries of the Ottoman Empire. However, beyond contentious (and often biased) perspectives, there is no doubt that the famed Janissary corps of the Ottoman Empire