janissary


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a loyal supporter

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a Turkish soldier

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From the days of Janissary coffee-houses onwards, this has been a source of tension within the armed forces and with civilian elites.
The Mosque today is a mixture of architectural styles, reflecting the frequent enlargements of the Mosque over the last thousand years, and especially in the latter half of the eighteenth century, when Al-Azhar was enlarged by the influential Ottoman janissary officer, Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda.
And later in Act II, in a reference to the candy Turkish Delight, we get Turkish Janissary music.
A Janissary, who was taken from the village as a boy, is sent to force the reluctant inhabitants to convert to Islam.
The two Turk figures in Manwaring's text are reflected in their single counterpart in Othello's lines in a creative transformation that bears the traces of its operation, in the correspondences of the "malignant" Turk to the "traduc[ing]" civilian Turk in Manwaring and the neutral exoticism of the "turbanned" one to the janissary who punishes him.
Mihailovic may or may not have actually been a Janissary, but there is little doubt that he served with them as his memoir suggests (xix).
It seemed to me that the overwhelming concern of the court records I was examining was provisioning, mobilization, and extraordinary taxes, second only to the working out of inheritance cases of deceased Janissary Corps members, but that impression may well have been the result of my gaze at that particular moment.
He tells the story of the Janissary corps, an elite slave caste of warriors and bureaucrats forcibly seized as children from the empire's Christian subjects, raised as Turkish-speaking Muslims, trained to the highest standards, and forced into lifelong celibacy.
Besides the requisite arias and comic duets Mozart also tried to include the piercing timbre of the Ottoman janissary bands, whose earsplitting drums, cymbals and whining reeds had once accompanied the sultans on their expansive sweep across southeastern Europe.
Many artists as well as janissary band, whirling dervishes, and wrestlers will attend the 3-day fair.
To counterbalance Habsburg superiority in firepower, the Ottomans increased the numbers of the existing Janissary corps and enlisted other arms-bearing infantrymen from among the subject population (called levend, sekban, sarica, tufenkendaz).
High-ranking military officers in the sultan's elite Janissary Corps vied for the exalted position of "corbaci", or soup cook, an influential decoration akin to a knighthood that allowed them the privilege of wearing a ladle on their belt,.
A janissary band in vivid red and gold uniforms was creating a welcoming din on the platform.
The elite Janissary corps, which Luttwak calls "the first modern force since Roman times," made a big soup called chorba an integral part of its soldiers' diet.
Among them are The Kadi askeri, one of the two kazasker, supreme military judges, The Muftu or seyh ul-Islam, head of religious affairs, Woman at Her Embroidery Frame, Imam, Janissary (all Rijksmuseum) and Jewish Woman (private collection).