Janissaries

From: Arnold Andersson (arnold@otto.mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de)
Date: Thu 29 May 1997 - 15:22:54 EEST


Stephen Martin asks about Janissaries

>Pardon my RW ignorance, but what is/are the Jannisaries? I ask only
>because, if they are related in any way to trade, it may be the source
>of the name Issaries.

They were soldiers of an elite corps of Turkish troops organized in
the 14th century and abolished in 1826.

CU
/Arnold

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