Chrysobulls of Emperor Alexios III Angelos for Hilandar Monastery Cover Image

Die Privilegienurkunden Kaiser Alexios’ III. Angelos für das Chilandar-Kloster (1198, 1199)
Chrysobulls of Emperor Alexios III Angelos for Hilandar Monastery

Paleographic-Diplomatic Review in the Context the Charters of Emperors from the Home of Angel

Author(s): Christian Gastgeber
Subject(s): History of Church(es), 6th to 12th Centuries, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: Diplomatics; Chrysobull; Stefan Nemanja; Saint Sabas; Chilandariu

Summary/Abstract: The Serbian history of the monastery Chilandariu starts with two preserved privileges, addressed to the monks Symeon and Sabas, the former Great Župan of Serbia Stefan Nemanja and his son Rusticus. The texts have undergone their historical analysis and are basic for the history of the Serbian influence on Mount Athos. A critical edition of both documents with black-white photos is published in the collection of the Archives de l’Athos. Still missing is a mere diplomatic analysis of the documents, how the Byzantine Emperor and his chancery judged the value and importance of these documents. Indicators are the language register (and rhetorisation) and the script. To elaborate this aspect, the two privileges are examined in comparison of the other documents of the imperial chancery under the dynasty of the Angeloi.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 55
  • Page Range: 165-178
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: German