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➷ [Reading] ➹ Memoirs of a Janissary By Konstantin Mihailovic ➬ – Mulberrys-secret.pro Konstantin Mihailovic born a Christian Serb in the early 15th century was kidnapped by Ottoman Turks and brought to Anatolia where he was trained as a Janissary a member of the elite corps of the OttoKonstantin Mihailovic born a Christian Serb in the early 15th century was kidnapped by Ottoman Turks and brought to Anatolia where he was trained as a Janissary a member of the elite corps of the Ottoman army made up entirely of converted Christian boys As a Janissary Mihailovic was an eyewitness to important events such as Sultan Mehmet II's sieges of Belgrade and Constantinople in 1453 and the campaign against Count Dracula In 1463 his garrison of Janissaries was captured by the Hungarian king and he opportunistically redeclared his Christian faith He drew on his uniue first hand experience with the Turks to write his memoirs which became a bestseller in Central and Eastern Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries These memoirs were published as a cautionary tale about the heathen customs of the Turks and as a guide to military practices and customs of the Turkish army One reason for its success was that the Turks had not only overrun the Balkans but also threatened the heart of Europe with sieges of Vienna between 1529 and 1683 Mihailovic provides salient details of Turkish military subterfuge the Turks' disregard for truce agreements and their shocking actions during the battles and beyond including the standard beheading of the captured kings The siege and conuest of Constantinople and Trebizond reads like a chronicle of treachery yet also of military genius Mihailovic describes magnificent court scenes and encounters with the great Khans of the Tatars and with Hungarian and Serbian kings as well as scenes from daily life in the Ottoman Empire.

Konstantin Mihailovic born a Christian Serb in the early 15th century was kidnapped by Ottoman Turks and brought to Anatolia where he was trained as a Janissary a member of the elite corps of the Ottoman army made up entirely of converted Christian boys As a Janissary Mihailovic was an eyewitness to important events such as Sultan Mehmet II's sieges of Belgrade and Constantinople in 1453 and the campaign against Count Dracula In 1463 his garrison of Janissaries was captured by the Hungarian king and he opportunistically redeclared his Christian faith He drew on his uniue first hand experience with the Turks to write his memoirs which became a bestseller in Central and Eastern Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries These memoirs were published as a cautionary tale about the heathen customs of the Turks and as a guide to military practices and customs of the Turkish army One reason for its success was that the Turks had not only overrun the Balkans but also threatened the heart of Europe with sieges of Vienna between 1529 and 1683 Mihailovic provides salient details of Turkish military subterfuge the Turks' disregard for truce agreements and their shocking actions during the battles and beyond including the standard beheading of the captured kings The siege and conuest of Constantinople and Trebizond reads like a chronicle of treachery yet also of military genius Mihailovic describes magnificent court scenes and encounters with the great Khans of the Tatars and with Hungarian and Serbian kings as well as scenes from daily life in the Ottoman Empire.

memoirs kindle janissary epub Memoirs of free Memoirs of a Janissary PDFKonstantin Mihailovic born a Christian Serb in the early 15th century was kidnapped by Ottoman Turks and brought to Anatolia where he was trained as a Janissary a member of the elite corps of the Ottoman army made up entirely of converted Christian boys As a Janissary Mihailovic was an eyewitness to important events such as Sultan Mehmet II's sieges of Belgrade and Constantinople in 1453 and the campaign against Count Dracula In 1463 his garrison of Janissaries was captured by the Hungarian king and he opportunistically redeclared his Christian faith He drew on his uniue first hand experience with the Turks to write his memoirs which became a bestseller in Central and Eastern Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries These memoirs were published as a cautionary tale about the heathen customs of the Turks and as a guide to military practices and customs of the Turkish army One reason for its success was that the Turks had not only overrun the Balkans but also threatened the heart of Europe with sieges of Vienna between 1529 and 1683 Mihailovic provides salient details of Turkish military subterfuge the Turks' disregard for truce agreements and their shocking actions during the battles and beyond including the standard beheading of the captured kings The siege and conuest of Constantinople and Trebizond reads like a chronicle of treachery yet also of military genius Mihailovic describes magnificent court scenes and encounters with the great Khans of the Tatars and with Hungarian and Serbian kings as well as scenes from daily life in the Ottoman Empire.

5 thoughts on “Memoirs of a Janissary

  1. Edoardo Albert Edoardo Albert says:

    Kindle mulberrys secret.pro Ó Memoirs of a Janissary ePUB ã Memoirs of PDF/EPUB ² memoirs kindle, janissary epub, Memoirs of free, Memoirs of a Janissary PDFThere are very few primary texts detailing what it was like to be a Janissary in the 15th century so this memoir by a man who was captured as a boy trained as a Janissary who fought for the Sultan during a number of campaigns before returning to Christian practice and Christian regions is invaluable but frustratingly bare We would love to know about the actual training of a Janissary and how the Ottomans took the levy of Christian boy slaves and turned them into the Sultan's most ef


  2. Stefano Nikolaou Stefano Nikolaou says:

    Kindle mulberrys secret.pro Ó Memoirs of a Janissary ePUB ã Memoirs of PDF/EPUB ² memoirs kindle, janissary epub, Memoirs of free, Memoirs of a Janissary PDFThere aren’t enough primary sources in English from the perspective of the non Greek Balkans people like the Albanians Serbs Bulgarians and Romanians during the 15th century The opportunity to read Konstantin Mihailovic’s account was too tempting to pass up Mihailovic has no love for the Turks and freuently makes scathing comments about them He was writing for an audience with little familiarity with Islam so I found Mihailovic’s attempts to explain Islamic customs and beliefs mostly accurately but biased but occasionally way off an interesting aspect of the text For example Mihailovic incorrectly states that Fatima is a sister of Muhammad rather than his daughterThere is a short section on Dracula and the Ottoman punitive expedition against him that I found interesting I noticed that Mihailovic doesn't


  3. Hank Bradley Hank Bradley says:

    Kindle mulberrys secret.pro Ó Memoirs of a Janissary ePUB ã Memoirs of PDF/EPUB ² memoirs kindle, janissary epub, Memoirs of free, Memoirs of a Janissary PDFThe Serb Konstantin Mihailovich the Polish spelling 'Michaowicz' doesn't edify non Poles was captured by the Turks shortly before they took Constantinople in


  4. Neannalina Neannalina says:

    Kindle mulberrys secret.pro Ó Memoirs of a Janissary ePUB ã Memoirs of PDF/EPUB ² memoirs kindle, janissary epub, Memoirs of free, Memoirs of a Janissary PDFI would recommend this book to all interested in History It has and reads the way the 15th century was seen through Mihailovics eyes The author does not redo or re write the meaning as it was intended He saves this for the back of the book to explain some passages but keeps the integrity of the stories as was written I would recommend this book to all just for a good read


  5. CESAR CESAR says:

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