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To be exact). 70 As for their political organisation and culture, it followed the Roman imperial pattern, but as a theocratic Christian state, as the ‘Christian Oecumene’, the land of all the Christians. 72 This was especially evident in the last 100 years of the empire. But for the vast majority, Hellene continued to mean worshipper of the 12 gods, as it had in the previous centuries. 74 With the empire having shrunk dramatically, Hellenic identity rather than Roman identity seemed a sensible option for Plethon and several others.
A case in point was one Grand Vizier and maybe a second who were heirs to the Byzantine throne (they were nephews of Constantine XI, who was childless). See Lowry, op. , pp. 115–6, 120–9. Overall, even by the strictest of criteria and over-emphasising Turkish element, of the 215 Grand Viziers of the Empire from 1453 until 1918, there were 78 ethnic Turks, 31 Albanians, 11 Bosnians, 11 Georgians, nine Abkhaz, four Greeks, three Circassians, two Croats, two Armenians, two 30 105. 106. 107. 108. 109.