One among many renegades: the Serb janissary Konstantin Mihailović and the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans

@article{Buc2020OneAM,
  title={One among many renegades: the Serb janissary Konstantin Mihailovi{\'c} and the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans},
  author={P. Buc},
  journal={Journal of Medieval History},
  year={2020},
  volume={46},
  pages={217 - 230}
}
  • P. Buc
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Journal of Medieval History
ABSTRACT Konstantin Mihailović, a Serb born in Novo Brdo, was taken by the Ottomans and became a janissary in Mehmet II’s army. After he returned to the Christian side, he penned a report on Ottoman governance, religion, military structures and tactics. It explained by organisational advantages, fairness to subjects of all faiths coupled with deceit vis-à-vis enemies, divisions within Christendom, and providential history’s retributive measures, why the ‘heathen’ had the upper hand. But the… Expand

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