Nizam-i Djedid Army

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Nizam-ı Cedid
Country Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
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The Nizam-ı Cedid Army refers to the new military establishment of the Nizam-ı Cedid reform program.[1] The Nizam-i Cedid army was largely a failure in its own time however proved to be a very effective infantry than the Janissaries.[2]

Battles

In 1799, a 200-men strong Nizam-I Cedid army was involved in combat assisting Jezzar Pasha in his heroic resistance against Napoleon in Gaza Strip. Around 304 Nizam-I Cedid infantry and artillerymen on the side of Admiral Sir Sydney Smith successfully defended Acre. One third of the Ottoman forces were sent to aid British forces removing the French from Egypt while the Nizams also played the vital leading role in capturing of Rashid.

Popular culture

Bibliography

  • Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1775–1820

See also

References

  1. The Nizam-I Cedid Army under Sultan Selim III 1789–1807 Stanford J. Shaw Oriens Vol. 18/19, (1965/1966), pp. 168-184
  2. The Nizam-I Cedid Army under Sultan Selim III 1789–1807 Stanford J. Shaw Oriens Vol. 18/19, (1965/1966), pp. 168