Child from devşirme that was sent to rural areas.
NICOLAY, Nicolas de. Le Navigationi et viaggi, fatti nella Turchia … Novamente tradotto di Francese in Italiano da Francesco Flori da Lilla, Aritmetico. Con sessantasette figure naturali, si d’ huomini come di donne, secondo la varietà delle nationi…, Venice, Francesco Ziletti, 1580.
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Devşirme (gr. paidomazoma) was the practice by which the Ottomam empire took slave boys from Christian families. Those children were subsequently converted into Islam, and the primary objective was selecting and training the ablest children for the military or civil service of the Empire.
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