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The Ottoman Empire under the rule of Selim III (1789- 1807) had experienced a number of profound changes. Unable to abolish the old Janissary army, the Sultan established a new one in addition. Likewise, he ordered the founding of a second treasury to finance his new army.
This presentation argues that there was a similar bifurcation as far as the Ottoman government itself was concerned. A “kitchen cabinet” has ruled the empire with fateful consequences for almost two decades at a time of war and revolution in Europe.
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