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Sultan Mehmed IV.ок.1682,Мехмед вст.на престол в 1648г.,когда его отец был свергнут янычарами.Время малолетства-длин.анархия и ряд интриг его матери и бабушки.Воспольз.этим,в 1656г. венец-цы появ.перед Дарданеллами и 6 июля одерж.над османами блист.морск.победу. Они грозили даже Константинополю,но положение дел изменилось,когда место вел.визиря было поручено (в том же 1656г.) Мехмеду Кёпрюлю,основателю изв. фамилии великих визирей.

century painting showing the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV, Taking the throne at age six, his reign was significant as he changed the nature of the Sultan's position forever by giving up most of his executive power to his Grand Vizier.

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, half of the century. This doesn't look a like a Bashi Bazouk but more like a normal Greek or Albanian male.

Cook of the Janissary corps. Ottoman empire historical clothing

The costume of Turkey. Officials and ethnic groups Described and illustrated by a series of engravings by Octavian Dalvimart.

Ottoman Turkey, Costumes, Medjmouaï Teçavir (1910s) Fruchtermann No. 105. Max Fruchtermann, 1852-1918. The most prominent early publisher of Ottoman postcards, at the age of seventeen he opened a frame-shop at Yüksekkaldirim Istanbul. It is hard to underestimate his role in the publishing scene that followed. He was one of the first "editeurs" (if not the very first) to create postcards depicting the Ottoman Empire.

Ottoman Turkey, Costumes, Medjmouaï Teçavir Fruchtermann No.

Ottoman Janissaries (conscripted soldiers) were divided into 101 ortahs (regiments), each Janissary tattooed a mark on his arm showing his ortah. A crescent was the symbol of the first ortah (the Sultans ortah), the thirty-first ortah which served on board the fleet, was an anchor. The number of Janissaries in each ortah was varied, greater numbers were in the most distinguished; the number in some was extremely large, that of the thirty-fifth, amounting to nearly thirty thousand.

Because of the weakening of the Ottoman Empire conservative Janissaries blocked needed military reform and allowed their state to lose ground to European rivals. Also the weakness in technology included the imperial navy.

Marine, and a handsome fellow he is too. Wouldn't want him jumping over a gunwale at you! The Vinkhuijzen collection of military uniforms / Turkey, 1818. See McLean’s Turkish Army of 1810-1817.

Marine, and a handsome fellow he is too. Wouldn't want him jumping over a gunwale at you! The Vinkhuijzen collection of military uniforms / Turkey, See McLean’s Turkish Army of

Ottoman Turkey, Costumes, Medjmouaï Teçavir (1910s) Fruchtermann No. 113. Max Fruchtermann, 1852-1918. The most prominent early publisher of Ottoman postcards, at the age of seventeen he opened a frame-shop at Yüksekkaldirim Istanbul. It is hard to underestimate his role in the publishing scene that followed. He was one of the first "editeurs" (if not the very first) to create postcards depicting the Ottoman Empire.

Ottoman Turkey, Costumes, Medjmouaï Teçavir Fruchtermann No.

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