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Palace school was part of House of Ottoman system that is designated to educate (rise) Ottoman Empire's governing elite. Palace school is really not a single track but was in two. First one was the Madrasa (Ottoman Turkish:Medrese) for the Muslims, which educated the scholars and the state officials in accordance with Islamic tradition. Second track was a free-boarding school for the Christians the "Enderun" (Ottoman Turkish:Enderûn), which recruited annual 3,000 students from Christian young males between 8 and 20 years old which come from one in forty families among the communities settled in Rumelia and/or the Balkans, a process named Devshirmeh (Ottoman Turkish:Devşirme)[1].

See also


  1. ^ Kemal H Karpat "Social Change and Politics in Turkey: A Structural-Historical Analysis" page 204


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