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Title
Albanian janizary
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Army -- A-L

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1877
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ARMY-(A-L)
Topics
Daggers & swords
Rifles
Janizaries
Armies -- Albanian
Military officers -- Albanian
Genres
Costume prints
Notes
Source note: The wonders of the world; comprising man, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, trees, plants, mountains, caves, volcanoes, rivers, cities, remarkable edifices, ruins antiquities, etc. (Boston : Lee and Shepard, 1877).
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 12 x 10 cm (5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)
Description
The word "janizary" was really out of use by the time this picture was made. During the Renaissance, janizaries were the elite troops of the Ottoman Turkish army. Recruited from Christian war captives or slaves in Ottoman lands, they were converted to Islam as children and trained as the bravest assault troops in the Sultan's armies. Calling this Albanian soldier (in Turkish service) a janizary made him sound more exotic and, perhaps drawing on memories of centuries of Islamic-Christian strife, even more menacing.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17691919
Barcode: 33333159417282
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d4934360-c536-012f-ec4a-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1877: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Albanian janizary" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1877. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-092a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Albanian janizary" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 25, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-092a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1877). Albanian janizary Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-092a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Albanian janizary