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Musdedji-Bachi (porte-nouvelles). Saraz-Bachi (sellier du 64e bataillon). Serden-Ghesti-Agassi, Chef des Volontaires. Sali-Ousta, Capitaine du 1er bataillon. Djebedjilerin Kiayassi, Général de l'Artillerie

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Ottoman soldiers with a regimental standard awarded for their service in the First Battle of Gaza where they defeated the British, 1917.

Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1916.

This especially attractive and well-preserved turban-shaped helmet is stamped with the mark used in the Ottoman arsenals. At least one turban helmet decorated in a style comparable to this example bears the name of Farrukh-Siar (r. 1464–1501), ruler of Shivran in the Caucasus.

Armenian women guerrilla fighters, 1895. (not that I would ever endorse war or violence, but given the culture and the times, it's nice to see representations of strong Armenian women.

The rulers made a profit off the faction rivalries. The scholars were happy with the sultans, they were stable. Once the empire expanded, the sultans lost their local connections. Viziers, like the one shown above, held powerful positions. The rulers would involve their sons in their careers. Imperial succession ultimately weakened the empire.