Kabinettskriege: The Ottoman Empire in the Kabinettskriege Period ( لفعالية العسكرية العثمانية)

Military leaders had a dominant role in the Ottoman state, a polity geared to war and expansion. The Turkic horsemen became a warrior aristocracy supported by control of conquered land and peasants.

The Albanian Warrior in Egypt 1810

View The Greek sentinel by Paul Joanovitch on artnet. Browse upcoming and past auction lots by Paul Joanovitch.

Markos Botsaris (Greek: Μάρκος Μπότσαρης, c. 1788 – 21 August 1823) was a general and hero of the Greek War of Independence and captain of the Souliotes. Botsaris is among the most revered national heroes in Greece.

Markos Botsaris (Greek: Μάρκος Μπότσαρης, c. 1788 – 21 August was a general and hero of the Greek War of Independence and captain of the Souliotes. Botsaris is among the most revered national heroes in Greece.

başıbozuk (jean gerome tablosu 19.yüzyıl)  that discordant (jean Gerome table 19th century)  irrégularité (jean Gerome 19ème siècle tableau)

Bashi-Bazook with hookah, Bashi-bazouk or bashibazouk (Turkish literally "damaged head", meaning "free headed", "leaderless", "disorderly") was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. Particularly noted for their lack of discipline.

Albanian mercenaries in the Ottoman Army, mid-19th century.  Lithography by Amadeo Preziosi  (1816 - 1882).

Amadeo Preziosi - Albanians Mercenaries in the Ottoman Army

Ornate Albanian costume, © The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ornate Albanian costume, © The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Richard Caton Woodville - Albanian Frontier Guards at Prayer

woodville, richard caton - Albanian Border Guard at Prayer

Macavanje  Paja Jovanovic (1859-1957)/ my favorite Serbian artist.. .

Macavanje Paja Jovanovic my favorite Serbian artist.

Albanian War-Dance in the Camp near Dulcigno, during the Feast of the Ramazan. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 2 October 1880.

Albanian War-Dance in the Camp near Dulcigno, during the Feast of the Ramazan. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 2 October

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