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Janissary. Pasukan Elit Turki yang Bernasib Sama Seperti Samurai di Jepang.

(Janissary. Elite Turkish Guard who Shared the Same Fate With The Japanese Samurai.)

Novel ini mengambil latar belakang Kesultanan Turki Usmani abad ke-19. setting-nya mirip2 kaya Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X) gitu. Jadi dulu di Turki tuh ada pasukan elit namanya Janissary. pasukan elit itu telah melayani keslutanan dari abad ke-12 hingga sekitar abad 19. Tapi lama kelamaan mereka ini tuh sering bertindak semena-mena kepada sultan. Akhirnya Sultan Mehmed membentuk pasukan Garda Baru yang ditugaskan untuk menumpas para Janissary tersebut.

Novel ini berkisah tentang terbunuhnya 4 perwira garda baru secara keji di 4 tempat yg dulunya menjadi tempat bernaungnya para Janissary. Mungkinkah para Janissary berniat untuk membalas dendam?
Buku ini juga dilengkapi sejarah tentang kesultanan Usmani, dan perkembangan geopolitik Eropa pada abad ke-19.

Buku ini telah diterjemahkan kedalam 31 Bahasa

This book took a setting during the reign of Ottoman Empire around 19th Century. The story is more likely to Ruroni Kenshin (Samurai X), the Japanese Elite Samurai Guard who were disbanded by the government due to the political change occurred on that country. So this book is telling you about the ancient Turkish elite guard called Jannisary who had served the throne from 12th century until 19th century. They were very loyal give their respect to the sultan, but as the time goes by, they disrespect the sultan and their behavior became so outrageous. Finally Sultan Mehmed formed a New Elite Guard who had the special task to annihilate the Janissary.

This novel tells us a fictional story about the four new elite guard officers who get killed ferociously at the four places where it used to be the base camp for the Janissary. Could it be the Janissary has an intention to take a revenge action to the throne?

This book also contains the history about Ottoman Empire and European Geopolitical Development in 19th century

This Book Had Been Translated Into

31 Languages

3 thoughts on “Janissary. Pasukan Elit Turki yang Bernasib Sama Seperti Samurai di Jepang.

  1. Kasihan Jannisari. Tetapi itu adalah kehidupan. Akhirnya merekapun tahu latar belakangnya sendiri sampai bisa menjadi tentara Jannisari. Seumpama Kakek, nenek, ayah, ibu anda dibunuh oleh orang, suku atau bangsa yang memusuhi suku, bangsa anda, dan anda masih kecil dan dibesarkan menjadi tentara musuh, bagaimana perasaan anda? Bukankah anda akan dipakai menumpas bangsa anda sendiri? Tentara Jannisari sangat-sangat berwatak keras dan disiplin, mereka berasal dari non-muslim (biasanya kristen). Mereka tidak mengenal ibu, bapa dan leluhurnya lagi (mungkin sudah dibasmi). Wajar kalau mereka menjadi pasukan elit. Tapi menurut saya, tentara seperti itu bukanlah KSATRIA. Ibarat robot, mereka tidak tahu apa-apa lagi, kecuali menuruti kehendak tuannya.

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