Historiography of Ottoman Europe

Liber illustris generationis Isacij patricij senatorisque Romani cognomente Angelus

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Subtitle
Genealogy of the Angelo family
Person
Angelus, Paulus [Paolo Angelo, Archbishop of Durazzo / Dürres] (1416-1469)
Author
Publication Type
Codex Genealogy
Language
Latin
Date
1460-11
Description
Dated November 1460, this genealogy of the Angeli places both the Albanian warlord Kastrioti-Skanderbeg and his close collaborator Paulus Angelus, (Latin) Archbishop of Dürres, in the line of the Byzantine emperors. Signalled by N. Iorga (1915), the 16th century Florentine manuscript also contains several unpublished documents pertaining to Paulus Angelus and his family: a letter from November 1462 on the decisions of a local synod held in Matja (including a famous baptismal formula in Albanian – “unte paghesont premenit atit et birit et spertit semt”); a consistent excerpt from a codex held in the Dürres archives (Ex aureo antiquitatum libro archivii Civitatis Durachiensis); and a (fake) 1293 chrysobul granted by Michael IX Palaiologos to Michaele & Andrea Angelo.
Library
  • Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana | Laur. Ashb. [Ashburnham] 1167
Secondary Literature
Keywords
Kastrioti-Skanderbeg , Paulus Angelus , (Latin) Archbishop of Dürres , local synod of Matja (1462) , baptismal formula in Albanian , codex held in the Dürres archives , (fake) chrysobul granted by Michael IX Palaiologos , Angelo family
Geographic Keywords
Albania
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