Scope Of Chapter 53
From 'Fall In The East' of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

State of the Eastern Empire in the tenth Century
Memorials of the Greek Empire—Works of Constantine Porphyrogenitus, Their Imperfections—Embassy of Liutprand—The Themes, or Provinces of the Empire, and its Limits in every Age—GeneralWealth and Populousness—State of Peloponesus: Sclavonians—Freemen of LaconiaCities and Revenue of Peloponnesus— Manufactures —especially of silk —Transported from Greece to Sicily— Revenue of the Greek Empire—Pomp and Luxury of the Emperors—The Palace of Constantinople, Furniture and Attendants—Honours and Titles of the Imperial Family— Offices of the Palace, the State, and the Army—Adoration of the Emperor—Reception of Ambassadors. Processions and Acclamations— Marriage of the Caesars with foreign Nations
Imaginary Law of Constantine
AD 733The 1st ExceptionAD 941The 2nd Exception AD 943The 3rd Exception
AD 972 Otho of Germany
AD 988 Wolodomir of Russia — Despotic Power — Coronation Oath — Military Force of the Greeks, the Saracens, and the Franks — Navy of the Greeks— Tactics and Character of the Greeks — Character and Tactics of the Saracens— The Franks or Latins — Their Character and Tactics — Oblivion of the Latin Language — The Greek Emperors and their Subjects retain and assert the Name of Romans — Period of Ignorance — Revival of Greek Learning — Decay of Taste and Genius — Want of National Emulation
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