суббота, 25 октября 2014 г.

Strength of the Ottoman Sipakhi cavalry in 1709 by A.Hill

Turkish Sipakhi's cavalrymen around 1707-08
Engraving by Gerard Scotin (source
British traveler Aaron Hill stated that there were 2 504 Zaims & 51 579 Timars in 21 provinces by 1709. The average number of Jabelu’s armed men per Timar was 3, per Zaim – 10. So, it gives about 180 000 of Sipakhi (Timariot) mounted troops. See also Marsiglie's data of around 1680 (link)  

Province
Zaim
Timar
1
Anatolia
629
8570
2
Caraman
73
2165
3
Diarbekir
118
873
4
Scham
128
560
5
Sivas
108
3029
6
Erzurum
122
5548

7
Pascha
185
826
8
Marasch
27
512
9
Cyprus
40
1067
10
Tripoly
63
570
11
Rika
60
666
12
Terbozan
56
398
13
Halep
117
1044
14
Childir
106
959
15
Kupudan
124
1152
16
Rumelia
75
8194
17
Bosnia
63
1621
18
Kars
78
2111
19
Mosul
58
1340
20
Kibros
94
2450
21
Babylon
180
7924

TOTAL
2504
51579

Source: Hill A. A Full and Just Account of the Present State of the Ottoman Empire. London, 1709. P. 25.

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