Dojo Darelir, the School of Xenograg the Sorcerer

Three-Fold Root of Monarchy

Ottoman society revolved around and was shaped by the central institution of the sultanate. Historically the institution of monarchy has a three-fold root: in the monarch's role as leader in battle, as law-giver, and as ecclesiastical official. Ottoman sultans functioned in all these capacities.

Paul Coles, The Ottoman Impact on Europe, p. 34