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A comprehensive survey of published primary sources, monographs, articles, and chapters relevant to JaNet’s topic will be uploaded in January 2023. Go to Bibliography





 

Our open-source database is under development. To be presented in January 2025.





 

  • Evita Dandali, “The Janissaries in Thessaloniki (18th- early 19th centuries),” PhD dissertation, University of Crete (Department of History and Archaeology) and Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (Institute for Mediterranean Studies). Co-supervised by Antonis Anastasopoulos (University of Crete) and Yannis Spyropoulos (FORTH).




 





 

Our International conference is scheduled for January 2024.





 

  • Yannis Spyropoulos, "Διακοινοτική βία στη Σμύρνη το 1821: μια ευρύτερη οπτική των γεγονότων" [Intercommunal Violence in 1821 Izmir: A Broader View of the Events], forthcoming in Eleni Gara (ed.), Οθωμανική Κρίση και Ελληνική Επανάσταση [Ottoman Crisis and the Greek Revolution] (Athens: Εκδόσεις του 21ου).
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Children of Janissaries and Janissary Youths beyond the Devşirme (17th- early 19th C.),” forthcoming in Yahya Araz and İrfan Kokdaş (eds), Aileler ve Çocukları: Osmanlı Dünyasında Ekonomik, Demografik ve Sosyal Dinamikler (Istanbul: İstanbul Kitap Yayınevi).
  • Aysel Yıldız, Yannis Spyropoulos, and M. Mert Sunar, eds, Payitaht Yeniçerileri: Padişahın “Asi” Kulları, 1700-1826 [The Janissaries of the Ottoman Capital: The Sultan’s “Rebel” Servants, 1700–1826] (Istanbul: Kitap Yayınevi, 2022). The volume can be downloaded here
    • Contents:
      • Aysel Yıldız, Yannis Spyropoulos, and M. Mert Sunar"İstanbul, Taşra ve Yeniçeriler," p.13-36.
      • Yannis Spyropoulos, "Yunan Bağımsızlık Savaşı Sırasında Ele Geçirilen İki Yeniçeri Mektubunun Düşündürdükleri," p. 37-62.
      • Yahya Araz, "Kişisel Dünyalar, Aidiyetler ve Toplum: İstanbul’da Yeniçerilerin ve Ailelerinin Vasiyetleri (1750-1826)," p. 63-100.
      • Taner Öztürk, "18. Yüzyıl Ortalarında İstanbul Yeniçerileri," p. 101-132.
      • Abdulmennan Mehmet Altıntaş, "İstanbul Loncaları ve Yeniçeriler: Kayıkçı Esnafı Üzerine Bir Deneme (1677-1752)," p. 133-156
      • İrfan Kokdaş, "İstanbul Esame Piyasası Üzerine Notlar (1750-1826)," p. 157-200.
      • Aysel Yıldız, "İstanbul’un Asi Kulları: Yeniçeriler, Sipahlar ve Cebeciler," p. 201-260.
      • Mehmet Mert Sunar, "İstanbul’da Yeniçeri Ortalarının Karıştığı Sokak Çatışmaları (18. yüzyıl sonu ve 19. yüzyıl başları)," p. 261-286
      • Mehmet Savan ve Süreyya Uzun Pekşen, "Yeniçeri Şair Evreni ve Son Yeniçeri Şairlerden Galatalı Hüseyin Ağa’nın Dünyası," p. 287-392.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, ed., Insights into Janissary Networks, 1700-1826, special Issue of Cihannüma: Journal of History and Geography Studies 8, no.1, (2022). The issue can be downloaded here
    • Contents:
      • Yannis Spyropoulos. "introduction," p.1-8.
      • Yannis Spyropoulos and Aysel Yıldız, "Pseudo-Janissarism (Yeniçerilik İddiası) in the Ottoman Provinces (with Special Reference to Adana): Its Emergence and Its Geographic and Socio-Economic Aspects," p. 9-54.
      • Yahya Araz, "A General Overview of Janissary Socio-Economic Presence in Aleppo (1700-1760s)," p. 55-77.
      • Abdulmennan Mehmet Altıntaş, "Being a Comrade of the Ciddavis: The Security of the Cairo Pilgrimage Caravan and Its Economic Dimensions in the Eighteenth Century," p. 79-100
      • İrfan Kokdaş, "Janissaries and Conflicts over Rural Lands in the Vidin Region (1730-1810)," p. 101-127.
      • Anna Sydorenko, "Using the Ukrainian Archives for the Study of Janissary Networks in the Northern Black Sea: Research Perspectives and Challenges," p. 129-144.
      • Mehmet Mert Sunar, "Chasing Janissary Ghosts: Sultan Mahmud II's Paranoia about a Janissary Uprising after the Abolition of the Janissary Corps," p. 145-168.




  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Istanbul Janissaries and their Trans-Provincial Connections: Two Janissary Letters Intercepted during the 1821 Greek War of Independence” paper presented at the “3rd JANET Workshop,” organized by Medeniyet University in Istanbul on September 14-15, 2022.
  • Anna Sydorenko, “The Transformation of Janissary Networks in the Steppe- Frontier Region of the Black Sea” paper presented at the “3rd JANET Workshop,” organized by Medeniyet University in Istanbul on September 14-15, 2022.
  • İrfan Kokdaş, “Some Remarks on the Istanbul Esame Market (1750-1826)” paper presented at the “3rd JANET Workshop,” organized by Medeniyet University in Istanbul on September 14-15, 2022.
  • Abdulmennan M. Altıntaş, “Janissary-Artisan Relations: The Case of Istanbul Boatmen’s Guild (1677-1752)” paper presented at the “3rd JANET Workshop,” organized by Medeniyet University in Istanbul on September 14-15, 2022.
  • Yahya Araz, “Personal Worlds, Sense of Belonging, and the Society: The Vasiyets of Janissaries and Their Families in Istanbul (1750-1826)” paper presented at the “3rd JANET Workshop,” organized by Medeniyet University in Istanbul on September 14-15, 2022.
  • Demetris Papastamatiou, “Depicting the Profile of Wealthy Janissaries in Salonica of the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century: Properties, Entrepreneurial Strategies, Familial and Social Networks, and Debts” paper presented at the “3rd JANET Workshop,” organized by Medeniyet University in Istanbul on September 14-15, 2022.
  • Süreyya Pekşen & Mehmet Savan, “The Universe of Janissary Poets and the World of Galatalı Hüseyin Ağa, one of the Last Janissary Poets” paper presented at the “3rd JANET Workshop,” organized by Medeniyet University in Istanbul on September 14-15, 2022.
  • Aysel Yıldız, “The Notorious Soldiers of Istanbul: Sipahs, Armorers and the Janissaries” paper presented at the “3rd JANET Workshop,” organized by Medeniyet University in Istanbul on September 14-15, 2022.
  • M. Mert Sunar, “Street Battles among Janissary Regiments in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Istanbul” paper presented at the “3rd JANET Workshop,” organized by Medeniyet University in Istanbul on September 14-15, 2022.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Η Επανάσταση του 1821 και η κατάργηση του γενιτσαρικού σώματος (1826): η αυτοκρατορική και τοπική διάσταση μιας ιδιαίτερης σχέσης” [The 1821 Revolution and the Abolition of the Janissary Corps (1826): The Imperial and Local Dimensions of a Special Connection] paper presented in the framework of the “Η Ελληνική Επανάσταση. Νέες προσεγγίσεις” [The Greek Revolution. New Approaches] organized by the Society for the Study of Modern Hellenism (EMNE) and the journal Mnimon in Athens on June 15-16, 2022.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Janissary networks in Izmir (late 18th-early 19th century)" presentatıon in the framework of the “Çaka Bey'den Günümüze İzmir Sempozyumu” conference organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi and Türk Tarih Kurumu in Izmir from March 23 to March 27, 2022.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Janissary Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean: An ERC Project and the Case of Late-Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century Izmir” online lecture organized by the Department of History of the Middle East Technical University (Ankara) in the framework of the latter's "ODTÜ TARİH KONUŞMALARI (XVII)" lecture series on March 16, 2022.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Τα γενιτσαρικά δίκτυα ως αγωγοί εξεγέρσεων στην οθωμανική Μεσόγειο (τέλη 18ου –αρχές 19ου αι.)” [Janissary Networks as Conductors of Revolt in the Ottoman Mediterranean (Late 18th-Early 19th c.)], paper presented at the online conference "ΟΘΩΜΑΝΙΚΗ ΚΡΙΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΠΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΗ / Η ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΕΠΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΩΣ ΟΘΩΜΑΝΙΚΗ ΚΡΙΣΗ” [Ottoman Crisis and Revolution / The Greek Revolution as an Ottoman Crisis] organized by the Department of Cultural Anthropology and History of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the Aegean (Mytilene, Greece) on November 24, 2021.
  • Edhem Eldem, “Of men and stones. Historiographical meanderings around the destruction of the janissary corps in 1826,” lecture at the IMS/FORTH in Rethymno on October 13, 2021.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, İrfan Kokdaş, Mehmet Mert Sunar, and Aysel Yıldız “Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean,” online lecture organized by the IMS/FORTH, the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, and the University of California, Berkeley on September 10, 2021.
  • Evita Dandali, JANET-Dissertation Project: Methodology, Problematiques and Sources on Salonikan Janissaries, paper presented at the “2nd JANET Workshop,” organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi University in İzmir on September 10-12, 2021.
  • Demetrios Papastamatiou, Janissaries as Entrepreneurs in Salonica of the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century, paper presented at the “2nd JANET Workshop,” organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi University in İzmir on September 10-12, 2021.
  • İrfan Kokdaş, Janissaries and Conflicts over Rural Lands in the Vidin Region," paper presented at the “2nd JANET Workshop,” organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi University in İzmir on September 10-12, 2021.
  • Gürer Karagedikli, Rural Economy and Janissaries in the Edirne Region, 1703-1826, paper presented at the “2nd JANET Workshop,” organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi University in İzmir on September 10-12, 2021.
  • Yahya Araz, Preliminary Findings on the Janissary Presence in Ottoman Aleppo, paper presented at the “2nd JANET Workshop,” organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi University in İzmir on September 10-12, 2021.
  • Abdulmennan Altıntaş, Some Notes on the Jiddawi Soldiers of Egypt Employed for the Security of Holy Cities (1700-1760), paper presented at the “2nd JANET Workshop,” organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi University in İzmir on September 10-12, 2021.
  • Mehmet Mert Sunar, Janissaries in an Istanbul District: The Case of Üsküdar," paper presented at the “2nd JANET Workshop,” organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi University in İzmir on September 10-12, 2021.
  • Anna Sydorenko, Sources and Archives for the Study of the Janissary Networks of the Black Sea’s Northern Port-Cities: Research Perspectives and Challenges," paper presented at the “2nd JANET Workshop,” organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi University in İzmir on September 10-12, 2021.
  • Gülay Yılmaz, Devşirme System: Children, Families and Local Actors," paper presented at the “2nd JANET Workshop,” organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi University in İzmir on September 10-12, 2021.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos and Aysel Yıldız, Pseudo-Janissarism (Yeniçerilik İddiası) in the Ottoman Provinces: It's Emergence, Geographic and Socio-economic Aspects," paper presented at the “2nd JANET Workshop,” organized by İzmir Katip Çelebi University in İzmir on September 10-12, 2021.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “The Imperial Janissaries of Crete, 1669-1826,” online lecture given at the Department of History of Istanbul 29 Mayis University on January 14, 2021.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Janissary Networks of Izmir and beyond: Ethnic, Regimental, Trans-provincial, and International Connections,” paper presented at the “JaNet: Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean” online workshop, organized by IMS/FORTH on September 18-19, 2020.
  • İrfan Kokdaş, “Construction of Janissary Networks along the Danube: Problems, Periodization and Changes,” paper presented at the “JaNet: Janissaries in Ottoman Port- Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean” online workshop, organized by IMS/FORTH on September 18-19, 2020.
  • Aysel Yıldız, “Licensed Janissary Merchants of the Danube and their Socio-Economic Networks,” paper presented at the “JaNet: Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean” online workshop, organized by IMS/FORTH on September 18-19, 2020.
  • Anna Sydorenko, “Janissary Networks in the Crimea: Preliminary Observations Based on the Russian Sources,” paper presented at the “JaNet: Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean” online workshop, organized by IMS/FORTH on September 18-19, 2020.
  • Demetris Papastamatiou, “Janissary Networks in Thessaloniki: What can the Probate Inventories Tell Us?” paper presented at the “JaNet: Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean” online workshop, organized by IMS/FORTH on September 18-19, 2020.
  • Abdulmennan Mehmet Altıntaş, “The Janissaries of Egypt: Their Economic and Political Role,” paper presented at the “JaNet: Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean” online workshop, organized by IMS/FORTH on September 18-19, 2020.
  • Mehmet Mert Sunar, “Janissary Credit Networks in Istanbul Based on the Official Probate Registries Prepared After the Abolition of the Janissary Corps in 1826”, paper presented at the “JaNet: Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean” online workshop, organized by IMS/FORTH on September 18-19, 2020.
  • Youssef Ben Ismail, “Janissary Networks in the Eighteenth Century North Africa (Tunis and Algiers),” paper presented at the “JaNet: Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean” online workshop, organized by IMS/FORTH on September 18-19, 2020.




 

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 849911)