Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1775–1820

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Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1775–1820

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A concise, illustrated study of the organization, uniforms and equipment of Ottoman armies.

At the close of the 18th century the Ottoman Empire still had huge military potential. It was a complex structure of military provinces, autonomous regions and virtually independent 'regencies'. The Ottoman Empire had a larger population than its land could actually support, which resulted in bloated cities, migration to under-populated mountainous areas, widespread banditry and piracy. It also meant that Ottoman armies had a ready pool of military manpower.

With numerous illustrations, including eight stunning full-page colour artworks by Angus McBride, this fascinating text by David Nicolle explores the armies of the Ottoman Empire from 1775 until 1820.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The People of the Ottoman Empire · Chronology · Recruitment and Ranking · Traditional Forces · The New Armies · The Navy · Glossary · Further Reading · The Plates

Product details

Published 09 Mar 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855326972
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 314
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…


Angus McBride


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