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he remained forever free from all taxation, which was the right of all the hierarchs.Interestingly, Hammer then describes a series of other rights given to the Greekcommunity as reported in Cantemir’s account and, following Cantemir, states that thethree “liberties” granted to the Greeks include 1) their churches ought no longer beturned into mosques, 2) their marriages and funerals and other religious 31 EdwardGibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, ed. J. B. Bury, vol. 7(London: Methuen & Co., 1900), 202. 32 Gibbon, Decline and Fall, 202, n. 112. 33 JosephHammer-Purgstall, Histoire de l’Empire ottoman: depuis son origine jusqu’ ànos jours(Paris: Impr. de Béthune et Plon, 1844), 246–247, n. 1. 34 Hammer-Purgstall, Histoire del’Empire ottoman, 246. For the Chronicon Maius, see Sphrantzes, The Fall of theByzantine Empire, 134. 34 Render unto the Sultan ceremonies ought not be hindered,and 3) Easter should be celebrated with all the pomp associated, and the gates of the
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