Grand strategy

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Ottoman Warfare Ottoman Grand Strategy November 29, 2007 Intelligence gathering means and methods Ottomans major territory in Europe, Asia and Africa Trade expanded and Ottomans established ruling groups in the major/provincial cities Infrastructure inherited from predecessors – Janissaries – major informants Intelligence- means to monitor economic, social conditions of the Empire Imperial council- most effective means of intelligence gathering o Renegades sent to countries to gain knowledge of their political, economic state No permanent embassies/ambassadors Venetians Ottoman Warfare Army- supreme means of state power Military Slavery o Janssaries : independent of the various groups within empire o Devshirme introduced in 1380s to keep numbers up o “Highest and most loyal pillars of support for the House of Osman”- what kept the state from breaking up during periods of crisis 14 th century- Islamic Gunpowder Empire, 1453-1566
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course HIST 160 taught by Professor Agoston during the Spring '08 term at Georgetown.

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