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Казак-алаят на Садък-паша
The Kazak Alay of Sadyk Pasha

Author(s): Aleksander Zlatanov
Subject(s): History, Ethnohistory, Military history, Political history, Modern Age, Special Historiographies:, 19th Century, The Ottoman Empire
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Michal Czajkowski; Sadyk Pasha; Kazak-alay; Hotel Lambert; The Sublime Porte; Bulgarian Renaissance; Bulgarians; Poles; Polish émigré

Summary/Abstract: This article presents the establishment, development and the end of the Christian military units within the Ottoman Empire, which were composed mainly of Bulgarians and Poles. These units were also known as Ottoman Cossacks regiment or Kazak alay. At the same time the article chronicles the life and activities of their founder – the Polish émigré Michal Czajkowski. First, he was a representative and top agent of the Balkans within the powerful Eastern agency, headed by Prince Adam Czartoryski and later on he converted to Islam and was appointed as brigadier general in the Turkish army. The paper also reveals Sadyk Pasha’s connections and influence over the Bulgarian National Revival first as a top agent and later as commander of Ottoman Cossacks regiments, because his activity is exceptionally related with the Bulgarian lands.

  • Issue Year: 32/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 66-78
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian