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uncastrated slaves, from the peripheries of the territories that they ruled or from outside their domains entirely. Central Asia, Iran, East Africa, and India were key pools of ʿAbbāsid eunuchs, as was the apparently Slavic population known as Ṣaqāliba in eastern Europe. 3 ʿAbbāsid court eunuchs served as

In: Ottoman War and Peace

the eastern Mediterranean and East Africa over western North Africa. 71 By February 1583 Hüsam appears to have been replaced as derya beyi of Rhodes by a man named Ahmed. An order to the admiral, Kılıç Ali, stated that five galleys were needed to guard Rhodes completely and that one had been given

In: Ottoman War and Peace