ÉTUDES BALKANIQUES

ISSN: 0324-1645       ISSN (online): 2534-8574

Études balkaniques

Etudes balkaniques is a quarterly peer-review journal, which has been publishing research since 1964. Research papers related to the Balkan countries in French, English, German, Russian and Italian have appeared in it, thus making them available to a wide scientific community across borders.

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UNKNOWN 19th CENTURY ATHONITE POEM ABOUT A QUARREL FOR LAND AND CHOLERA

Cyril Pavlikianov,
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

Abstract: The article analyses an Athonite poetical text which describes a conflict between the monasteries of Zographou and Chilandar over landed property situated inside the Holy Mountain. It refers to no place names, but pays special attention to the visit of a nameless Ottoman governor of Thessalonica, accompanied by the consuls of France, Russia and Austria, to Mount Athos. His intention was to solve the difference and to reconcile the two monasteries, but his efforts failed. He then granted a special document (ilam) to Zographou, and met an unnamed ex-patriarch of Constantinople in the monastery of Espigmenou. The authorized representatives of Zographou and Chilandar, Dositheos and Onouphrios, travelled to Constantinople in order to present the case to the sultan’s court, but during their stay in Istanbul cholera struck the city
and the final decision was postponed until the end of the epidemy. Three Greek and two Turkish documents make it clear that Zographou and Chilandar were claiming the terrain of Giovantza on the northwest coast of Mount Athos as well as that the conflict was rather important for the two monasteries.

Keywords: Mount Athos, Zographou, Chilandar, Esphigmenou, Vatopedi, Onouphrios of Chilandar, Anthimos of Zographou, Dositheos of Zographou, Giovantza, Thessalonica, Constantinople, Mehmed Akif Paşa, Cholera, Conflict over Landed Property.


 

ИСТОРИЯ АФОНСКОГО ЗОГРАФСКОГО СКИТА „МАВРОВИР“ (ЧЕРНЫЙ ВИР) НЕИЗВЕСТНЫЕ БОЛГАРСКИЕ СВИДЕТЕЛЬСТВА ИЗ АРХИВА ЗОГРАФСКОГО СВЯТОГОРСКОГО МОНАСТЫРЯ

Cyril Pavlikianov,
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

The Athonite Monastic Settlement of “Mavros Viros” (Black Pond) and its History. Two Unknown Testimonies from the Archives of the Athonite Monastery of Zographou

Abstract: The article offers the reader the texts of all the known sources pertaining to the history of the Zographite dependency of “Mavros Viros”, which is located 2 km north of the Bulgarian Athonite Monastery. The earliest sources are Greek (980, 1049, 1623 and 1744), while those of the years 1747 (Porfirii Uspenskii), 1756 (Iob Mavrovirskii or Iakov Butenko), 1758 (Ioasaf Petrenko), 1763 (Leontii Iatsenko-Zelenskii), 1760 (Ignatii Denshin), 1827 (Russian monk named Theofan) and 1847 (priest-monk Sergei Vesnin) are written in Russian. The new contribution of the article to the general knowledge about the Zographite dependency of “Mavros Viros” are the texts of two extensive Bulgarian documents dated to 1907-1908, which reject the Russian claims to this dependency and substantiate the legal rights of the Bulgarian Athonite monastery of Zographou over it.

Keywords: Mount Athos, Monastery of Zographou, Mavros Viros, Cherni Vir, Russian Athonite monastery of St. Panteleimon

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