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timariot

(tɪˈmɑːrɪɒt)
n
one holding a fief or piece of land in feudal Turkey from the 14th to the 17th centuries
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28) When not on active duty, the timariot provincial cavalry, led by the district and provincial governors (sing.
Hellie suggests that the pomest'e middle service class was about 25,000 strong between 1550 and 1650, which is close to the size of the timariot sipahis (23,000) in the 1520s.
Like its middle-service pomest'e counterpart in Muscovy, the timariot sipahi cavalry declined in military importance, and its number in campaigns dropped accordingly.
By the end of the 17th century, only a small portion of the timariot army could actually be mobilized.
Murphey, who uses the same source, estimates the potential strength of the timariot cavalry at 99,261 and that of the mobilizable forces at 50,000-80,000 men (Ottoman Warfare, 36-43).
Secondly, Peirce takes aim at the cherished Ottomanist belief that the timariot soldier was the heart of provincial administration during the high point of Ottoman power in the eastern Mediterranean.
7) This prevented the temporary timariot recruits from both merging with civil society and developing potentially decentralizing transcendental cults.