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Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Project description

A closer look at the Sultan’s elite infantry

First formed by the Ottoman Sultan Murad I around 1380, the Janissaries were an elite standing force of infantrymen. They served over the centuries as bowmen, crossbowmen and musketeers. Legally, they were slaves of the Sultan. The EU-funded JANET project will study the economic and socio-political role of the Janissaries in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The findings will shed light on the role of Muslims in the Ottoman and wider Mediterranean commercial economy and on the processes that led to the creation of the diasporas. The Janissary corps became one of the main channels for the participation of various Muslim social strata of the Ottoman periphery in the Empire’s developing credit market and commercial life, as well as a gateway for their involvement in local and imperial politics.

Host institution

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 153 389,00
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (3)

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 1 153 389,00
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISTANBUL MEDENIYET UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 170 000,00
Address
Dumlupinar Mahallesi, D-100 Karayolu No 98
34000 Kadikoy Istanbul

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IZMIR KATIP CELEBI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 175 000,00
Address
Izmir Katip Celebi Universitesi Havaalani Sosesi C No.33, D.2
35620 Izmir

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Region
Ege İzmir İzmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00