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Niẓām-I̊ Ḏj̲edīd
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(t.), literally, “new system, re-organisation”, the new military units created by the Ottoman sultan Selīm III (1203-22/1789-1807 [q.v.]).

The Treaty of Sistova between the Ottoman Empire and Austria (August 1791) and that of Jassy between the Empire and Russia (January 1792) meant that Turkey had to recognise the loss of the Crimea and the fact of Russian control over much of the Black Sea, although Austria withdrew from its conquests in Serbia, Bosnia and the Danube Principalities. Moreover, the European powers…

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Babinger, Fr. and Bosworth, C.E., “Niẓām-I̊ Ḏj̲edīd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5946>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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