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By David Nicolle, Angus McBride

ISBN-10: 1855326973

ISBN-13: 9781855326972

On the shut of the 18th century the Ottoman Empire nonetheless had large army capability. It used to be a fancy constitution of army provinces, independent areas and almost autonomous 'regencies'. The Ottoman Empire had a bigger inhabitants than its land may well really help which led to bloated towns, migration to under-populated mountainous parts, frequent banditry and piracy. It additionally intended that Ottoman armies had a prepared pool of army manpower. With various illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color artworkss through Angus Mcbride, this attention-grabbing textual content via David Nicolle explores the armies of the Ottoman empire from 1775 until eventually 1820.

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