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Articles for deletion This article was nominated for deletion on 15 November 2006. The result of the discussion was Keep.


Please no speedy deletion, I have allready expanded the article. I need only some time fpr the translation from the german article. It is realy an essential part of the Ottoman history.--RosarioVanTulpe 08:54, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Don't the entries in the other Wikipedias establish notability? --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 17:57, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Major Revert[edit]

I reverted the 12 Nov 2006 edits added by There was a lot of interesting information in the information posted, but it was completely and wholly a research paper copy-pasted into the article. I encourage that user, or anyone else for that matter, to reword what was posted to make it more encyclopedic. Wikipedia is not for personal essays and there was far too much stylistically wrong with the edit in my mind to let it stay. The subject of this article is undoubtedly encyclopedic in my mind. Hopefully, this AfD nomination is withdrawn JGardner 21:54, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

in article author tells different ottoman military classes including kuls granted with timars. this statement requires further explanation. because in ottoman system, kul (slave) class and other military classes has very distinct features. kuls were legally slaves of ottoman sultan, they usually got their salaries directly from treasury. janisaries were kuls and they served until their retirement and got salary for their services. unless they promoted to a different class which also has benefits of a timar grant. for example kapikulu sipahis (sipahis of the porte, do not confuse them with provencial timariot sipahis) are also kuls, though upper ranks of kapikulu sipahis got timar grants near istanbul in addition to their salaries. if a jannisary trooper promoted to a kapikulu sipahi (which rarely occurs), he could got a timar grant. jannisary officers may have been granted with timar fiefs. though this was the norm or not, i don't know.

sometimes nonmilitary officers, clergy, even institutions like foundatitons granted with timars. usually nonmilitary timar holders were obliged to support armed cavalary according to their land size. and high ranking officers of salaried military calasses may have been granted with timars while they are serving or probably after retirement. i am writing this, because the article sounds like almost every military class in ottoman empire got timar fiefs. this may possible through promotions and changing of soldier's military class, not within his current class.