Historiography of Ottoman Europe

Composite Charter or Imaginary Chronicle of Zographou

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Person
Anonymous monk(s) of Zographou
Author
Publication Type
Codex False Document
Language
Bulgarian
Date ca.
1744
Description
One of three false Bulgarian “royal” charters compiled shortly before 1744 in order to prove that the metochion of Banitza rightfuly belonged to Zographou Monastery. Attributed to the Byzantine Emperor Leo VI, to an imaginary Bulgarian tsar John of Tŭrnovo, to the Serbian tsar Stephen Dušan and to the despot John Uglieša, and appended with an original golden seal of Dušan, the document describes the foundation of Zographou by three sons of tsar Justinian of Ochrid and the confirmation of the proprieties of the monastery by Leo VI, John of Tŭrnovo, Dušan and Uglieša.
Library
  • Holy Monastery of Zografou | Archives of Zographou 15 (or Б: 5)
Other Version
Secondary Literature
Notes
Two Greek translations are extant, one from the 18th century, the other from the 19th century.
Keywords
Bulgarian “royal” charters , Leo VI. , John of Tŭrnovo , Stefan Dušan , John Uglieša , Justinian of Ochrid
Geographic Keywords
Zograf monastery, Mount Athos, Baniza
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