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    Posted: 07-Jun-2008 at 20:10
"They did as much pillaging and looting as any other army in the region" The OP didn't give me that sense at all. I thought he was trying to make some sort of specific point of it.
 
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I wasn't attacking a tirade. I just thought his OP was a bit slanted but I guess with your addition it isn't as much.
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  Quote Carpathian Wolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Jun-2008 at 20:14
Oh I have no problem with mentions of slavery in the Byz Empire. I wasn't denying that. But 150,000 women and children specified like that just seems like someone who wrote the information for this (I don't mean you) had some sort of scare tactic to rally some people up. Perhaps even a pretext of sorts.
 
Turcopoles, Christianized Turks/Greeks right?
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  Quote Vorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Jun-2008 at 20:23
Turcopoles= Cristianized Turks obviously.
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  Quote Carpathian Wolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Jun-2008 at 20:31
That's interesting. An invading force (The Turks) convert to the faith of the people they are invading (Orthodox) even though it would make them targets by their former bretheren.
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  Quote Vorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Jun-2008 at 21:49
Most were captured young...besides for the poor people, nationality and religion didn't count, as long as they were fed. We can't imagine how many Anatolian farmers turned Ottoman in the blink of an eye.
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