Ottoman Soldiers in a Pāshānameh, c. 1630
British Library, Sloane 3584, folio 20a



A larger image of Ottoman Soldiers in a Pāshānameh, c. 1630. British Library, Sloane 3584, folio 20a


A black and white image of the full painting of Ottoman Soldiers in a Pāshānameh, c. 1630. British Library, Sloane 3584, folio 20a
Plate 174 in "A Mamlūk axe" by Helmut Nickel, pp. 149-161 in: Islamic Arms and Armour, ed. Robert Elgood, London 1979
174 Axe-bearers marching in front of a general, miniature from Pāshānameh, c. 1630. (Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum, Sloane 3584, fol. 20a)



Pashaname was written in verse by Tulûî. It describes the wars of Kenan Paşa, who was an important statesman in the period of Murad IV. This work exists in British Library-Sloane 3584 and has five miniatures. Mücahit KAÇAR
Paşanâme, produced in the seventeenth century in the Ottoman palace by a poet named Tulû‘î during the reign of Murad IV. The manuscript accounts the fight of Kenan Paşa, a vizier of the time, against the bandits of the Balkan provinces and his naval expedition on the Cossacks of the Black Sea. Tülün DEĞİRMENCİ



Referenced on p.35 Armies of the Ottoman Turks, 1300-1774 by David Nicolle & Angus McBride
This miniature of Ken'an Paşa marching against Albanian rebels shows the new infantry who were then the most effective Ottoman troops. (Paşaname, c.1630, Ms. Sloane 3584, f.20a, Brit. Lib., London)

Plate G1: Tüfekçi, mid-17th century
Tüfekçi
musketeers were among the new infantry recruited during the 17th century. This man has an imported Dutch rapier, and a Turkish-made musket with an imported European wheel-lock. ('Paşa-Nāmah', Ottoman, c.1630, Ms. Sloane 3584, Brit. Lib., London; wheel-lock musket, Ottoman, 17th cent., Army Museum, Istanbul.)



Referenced by George Gush in "Part 11: The Turks - Part 2: Janissaries and others" in Renaissance Warfare
Turkish troops in the Balkans, 1630. The cavalry are probably feudal Spahis. Some Janissaries and bodyguards can be seen, at lower right, while the infantry probably belong to the new mercenary forces such as Gonulla or Sarija. As they have no turbans they are non-Turkish, probably Bosnians or other Balkan troops. They have red caps, red, blue or brown costume, white leggings, black shoes and red equipment (British Museum photo).


Zaporozhian Cossacks in chaika boats attacking Turkish galleys in the Black Sea in a Pāshānameh, c. 1630. British Library, Sloane 3584, folio 78b



See also The Tarjumah-i Shahnamah by Sharif Amidi, 1616-1620AD
Ottoman Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers



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