Archive for February 14th, 2019

Succession – Ottoman Sultans Raised in the “Cage”

February 14, 2019

The Cage

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http://faroutliers.blogspot.com/2013/08/ottoman-sultans-raised-in-cage.html?m=1

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The Cage

Kafes – The Cage – Ottoman Empire – Prevention of Succession Wars

February 14, 2019

Whichever of my sons inherits the throne – it behoves him to kill his brothers in the interests of the world order

~ Sultan Mehmed the Conquerer

The Law of Fratricide was cruel but effective.

The Ottoman Code of Fratricide to prevent wars of succession:

“The execution of a prince is preferable to the loss of a province”

The Law of Fratricide was replaced by the institution of “The Cage” – the Royal Prison – where potential threats (successors) to the throne were imprisoned by a Sultan who didn’t want to kill his brothers. These wretched “royal” prisoners lived in “The Cage” cut off from the rest of the world and became insane.

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The Cage

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kafes

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Prevention of Succession Wars

Devshirme – Recruitment of Boys in Ottoman Empire

February 14, 2019

The Devsirme was the practice of recruiting young boys for Army andTop Positions in Administration

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devshirme

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Devsirme

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