A lot of the Balkan conflicts had smaller Christian states allied with the Ottomans, the Wallachians switched sides about half a dozen times, and fought for the Turk as often as not. And I don't know the are all that well, but I'm sure the Russians had local alliances with Muslim chiefs as they expanded eastwards into Siberia.
>>512092 the 11th and 12 centuries >In Sicily and Spain there was also a mixture of warfare as well as co-operation between Muslims and Christians. Most of the warfare was generally territorial rather than religious in inspiration, though both sides were happy to whip up religious fervour if they wanted. Both Muslims and Christians switched sides and fought alongside members of the other faith against members of their own if it was to their advantage and both Muslim lords and their Christian counterparts were happy to accept the service of units from the other side as mercenaries.
1300–1453 Ottoman >Orhan I organized a standing army paid by salary rather than booty or fiefs. The infantry were called yayas and the cavalry was known as müsellems. The force was made up by foreign mercenaries for the most part, and only a few Turks were content to accept salaries in place of timars. Foreign mercenaries were not required to convert to Islam as long as they obeyed their Ottoman commanders.
>>512140 They teamed up under the mongols quite a few times. Christian Armenia and the Muslim Central Asian both vassal states contributed auxiliaries, while some mongols became muslim or nestorian christian.
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