BAŞIBOZUKLAR

A ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier of the Ottoman army). From the Balkans (Epirus or Albania). Late-ottoman, 2nd half of the 19th century.

A ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier of the Ottoman army). From the Balkans (Epirus or Albania). Late-ottoman, 2nd half of the 19th century.

Ottoman shqiptar gunsmith

Ottoman shqiptar gunsmith

Ottoman Deli : Lucas d'Heere 1575    :::: pinterest.com christiancross ::::

Ottoman Deli : Lucas d'Heere 1575 :::: pinterest.com christiancross ::::

Zeybek / Ziebek / Zeibek from İzmir, Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Zeybek / Ziebek / Zeibek from İzmir, Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Ottoman Soldiers, Spahis, Solaks, Dellis, Janissaries, 16-17th Century (Sipahiler, Solaklar, Deliler, Yeniçeriler)

Ottoman Soldiers, Spahis, Solaks, Dellis, Janissaries, 16-17th Century (Sipahiler, Solaklar, Deliler, Yeniçeriler)

Carl Haag  Bashi Bazouk (Pharyah)

Carl Haag Bashi Bazouk (Pharyah)

Sebah, Pascal - Zeibek warrior, albumen print

Sebah, Pascal - Zeibek warrior, albumen print

Cat of War - a bashi-bazouk - a Turkish irregular - with his little calico kitten, circa 1870. fierce and exotic, in a cute sort of way.

Cat of War - a bashi-bazouk - a Turkish irregular - with his little calico kitten, circa 1870. fierce and exotic, in a cute sort of way.

Zeybek / Zeibek / Ziebek from İzmir. Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Zeybek / Zeibek / Ziebek from İzmir. Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Image taken from page 111 of 'The Armenian Crisis in Turkey: the massacre of 1894, its antecedents and significance, etc'1895

Image taken from page 111 of 'The Armenian Crisis in Turkey: the massacre of 1894, its antecedents and significance, etc'1895

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