Sipahi, or cavalry soldier, Ottoman.

Sipahi, or cavalry soldier, Ottoman.

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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.

Janissaries

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.

Cavalier en armure sipahi ottoman du 17eme siècle par Peter Dennis

Cavalier en armure sipahi ottoman du 17eme siècle par Peter Dennis

Janissary, Ottoman.

Janissary, Ottoman.

Osmanlı Arması

Osmanlı Arması

The Janissaries (Ottoman Turkish: يڭيچرى yeniçeri, meaning "new soldier") were elite infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards.

The Janissaries (Ottoman Turkish: يڭيچرى yeniçeri, meaning "new soldier") were elite infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards.

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