Throughout the period, the “secret sauce” of Ottoman power was an army of élite infantry called “Janissaries”. Janissaries were Christian slaves, usually taken as spoils of… Source: August 10, 1920, Ottoman Empire – Today in History
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Thank you for the re-blog, Rudy.
The pleasure is mine. It was a pleasure to read!
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