The different orders of Dervishes (Sufi) originated in the two sects of Ebu Bekir and of Ali. Their followers took the name of Dervishes, a Persian word, which means the sill or threshold of a door.
THIS singular body of Arabs never inhabit any town, but constantly live under tents.
Music and dancing are forbidden by the Islamic religion, these amusements are tolerated by the government.
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This plate is a portrait of one of them, who will succeed to the throne.
Each Janissary has a certain indelible symbol marked in the flesh of the arm by means of gunpowder, to shew the Odah, or regiment, to which he belongs.
CAPIDJI BACHI. Kapıcıbaşı, head of ceremonies in the Sultan’s palace.
Privat secretary to the turkish sultan. Ottoman Empire official.
The inhabitants of Naxos have been remarked even from the earliest times for their love of liberty.
Besides the regular and constant soldiers, comprehended under the classes of Janissaries and Spahis, there are several others.
A Member of the Divan. This plate represents one of the other ten members. Higher-ranking Ottoman administrative official, member of the Divan.
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