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Romanians and Mount Athos: monasteries, archives, pilgrimages
Românii și Muntele Athos: mănăstiri, arhive, pelerinaje


UEFISCDI-CNCS project PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-0863, no. 170/2021 (2021-2023)


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About the project

The road to a new synthesis concerning the history of the relations between the Romanian Principalities and Mount Athos is almost over. Until then, though, we propose a new project, with the following objectives: the valorisation and editing of the Romanian documents within the archives of the monasteries at Mount Athos and of the documents concerning these connections preserved in the archives of Romania and the Republic of Moldova; the research of manuscripts and other Romanian assets preserved at Mount Athos; the research of the travels of the Athonite monks in Wallachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania and of the Romanian pilgrimages at the Holy Mountain.

From a scientific perspective, the research of the Romanian archives at Mount Athos is of great importance, because the Holy Mountain hosts the largest unpublished documentary deposit for the medieval and modern history of the Romanian Principalities, situated outside the Romanian borders. It is one of the few places de from where new information may be brought concerning the history of Romanians and of the entire Eastern Christendom, as well as the place and role of Romanians in the support of Christians across of the Ottoman Empire. Through this project, we wish to publish integrally the documents within the Romanian archives of the Athonite monasteries of Iviron and Saint Paul, to begin the systematic editing of the immense Romanian archives within the monastery of Vatopedi and to continue the valorisation of the historical records preserved in the library of the Hilandar monastery. The Romanian documents within the archives of the Iviron and Saint Paul monasteries were published as abstracts in Greek by Florin Marinescu, in collaboration with Petronel Zahariuc and with other Romanian researchers. The photocopies of these documents are in the Research Laboratory of the relations between Romanians and Mount Athos, within the Faculty of History in Iaşi. Within this project, we will publish integrally (original text and translation) the most important documents, with relevant historical contents, within these two important Athonite archives, following the model established in Documenta Romaniae Historica (DRH), while the others will be edited as extended abstracts, as per the formula determined in Catalogul documentelor Țării Românești within the Historical archives in Bucharest (CDȚR). Furthermore, we will continue to publish some of the Slavic and Romanian-Cyrillic documents slave of the 16th-19th centuries within the archive of the Vatopedi monastery, (an activity begun a couple of years ago) and we will continue the valorisation of the historical treasure of the Hilandar monastery. Besides documents, the treasures of the monasteries at Mount Athos keep an important number of Slavic and Romanian manuscripts, old Romanian books and precious assets (icons, silverware and liturgical attire) of a Romanian origin, which we have discovered after research at the location or thanks to scientific collaborations with historians in Greece; some of them will be published through this project.

At the same time, we wish to publish at the same time Romanian-Athonite documents preserved in the archives and libraries in Romania and the R. of Moldova, in mid-17th century, where the national collection of domestic documents ended up, DRH (series A and B), until the Organic Regulations (1831-1832), a volume that we consider absolutely necessary in the perspective of elaborating a new history of the relations between Romanians and Mount Athos, which should also comprise the period after 1654, where the outstanding monograph by Petre Ș. Năsturel ends (it was published in 1986). For this volume, we have in view the research of the documentary funds of the submitted and not submitted monasteries within the archives in Iași and Bucharest, of the funds and collections within the State archives in Kishinev and within the county archives (Suceava, Craiova, Neamț, Galați), as well as within the collection “Documente istorice” of the Romanian Academy Library.

We will focus not only on the archives and libraries, but also on the people who made these relations. On one hand, we will analyse the travels of the monks from Mount Athos and of the Constantinople patriarchs, to whom the Holy Mountain was subordinated, to the Romanian Principalities, seeking assistance. Some of them remained in the Athonite metochions north from the Danube and become important characters in the ecclesiastical and cultural life of the region. On the other hand, we will keep on researching the pilgrimages of Romanians – monks and laymen alike – at the Holy Mountain, an ecclesiastic and cultural phenomenon that intensified from the second half of the 17th century. Hence, we have in view the critical editing of the Romanian translation for Proschinitarul Sfântului Munte, signed by doctor Ioan Comnen and printed in 1701, at the monastery of Snagov, by hieromonk Antim Ivireanul, as well as the Proschinitar al Marii Lavre (the first monastery within the Athonite hierarchy) from the second half of the 18th century, the author of which is anonymous. In this context, we will also continue to investigate the pilgrimages of Romanians to Jerusalem in the 17th-19th centuries.

 Objectives

The valorisation and editing of the Romanian documents within the archives of the monasteries at Mount Athos (Iviron, Saint Paul, Vatopedi, and Hilandar) and of the documents concerning these connections preserved in the archives in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, the study of manuscripts and other Romanian precious assets preserved at Mount Athos, the research of the travels of the Athonite monks in Wallachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania, as well as of the Romanian pilgrimages at the Holy Mountain will represent important reference points in what concerns an important chapter within the history of Romanians and of the European East, namely the relations between the Romanian Principalities cu Mount Athos. To this end, the objectives (1) of this project sunt: O.1. The publication of a volume of documents from the archive of the Iviron monastery. O.2. The publication of a volume of documents from the archive of the Saint Paul monastery. So far, the documents are partially known, through the abstracts in Greek published by Florin Marinescu, in collaboration with Petronel Zahariuc and with other researchers, while a small part was published integrally in the recent years by the manager of this project. O.3. The publication of Slavic and Romanian-Cyrillic from the archive of the Vatopedi monastery and the continuation of research concerning the history of the relations between the monastery of Hilandar and Wallachia. O.4. The publication of a volume of Romanian-Athonite documents preserved in the archives and libraries in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, from mid-17th century to the Organic Regulations. O.5. The research of the travels of the Athonite monks to Wallachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania, and of the Romanian pilgrimages at the Holy Mountain, as well as the publication of proschinitare of the Holy Mount Athos. For an overview of this phenomenon, we will also investigate the pilgrimages of Romanians to Jerusalem. O.6. The organisation of an international colloquium, at the end of the second year, to continue those organised in September 2016 (The relations between Romanians and Mount Athos and Other Holy Places <14th – 20th centuries>) and September 2019 (Romanians and Eastern Christendom <14th – 20th centuries>), by developing the topics presented and by increasing the number of participants. O.7. The publication, this time, of the suited resulted from the colloquium in a volume at an important publishing house. The volume will also comprise synthesis papers on the Romanian-Athonite relations in the 14th – 20th centuries, given the research experience of some of the project members, which will become significantly richer in the years to come. O.8. Participation to national and international colloquia, symposiums, and congresses, and elaboration of studies on the topic of this project.

Methodology

The research methodology highlights the methods specific to each discipline involved in the unfolding of the project and the valorisation of the skills specific to each team member. The specific methods pertain to the historical and philological research, as well as to the special historical sciences: Romanian-Cyrillic, Slavonic, and Greek palaeography; genealogy; heraldry; the history of Church; the history of art; the history of law; archival studies; field surveys. The team of this project includes two female researchers in the field of Romanian philology, who will also study from a linguistic perspective the documents within these archives (Slavic, Romanian, and Greek), a less present aspect in the Romanian philological research. For editing the volumes of documents within the archives of the Iviron, Saint Paul, and Vatopedi monasteries, and of the volume of Romanian-Athonite documents within the archives in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, we will use the scientific rules established for the Romanian academic collection: DRH or for the best-elaborated archival catalogue in Romania (CDȚR).


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Echipa/Team

Radu G. Păun, PhD, CEMRCCE-EHESS, Paris

Gheorghe Lazăr, PhD, “N. Iorga” History Institute, Bucharest

Lidia Cotovanu, PhD, “N. Iorga” History Institute, Bucharest

Laurențiu Rădvan, PhD, the Faculty of History, Iași

Marius Chelcu, PhD, “A. D. Xenopol” History Institute, Iași,

Ana-Maria Gânsac, PhD, Interdisciplinary Research Institute, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iași,

Ioan-Augustin Guriță, PhD, the Faculty of History, Iași,

Mădălina Ungureanu, PhD, Interdisciplinary Research Institute, Iași,

Mihai Mîrza, PhD, the National Archives of Iași

 


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RESULTS 2021

Articole:

Petronel Zahariuc, Contribuții la istoria Mitropoliei Moldovei și a Catedralei Mitropolitane din Iași de la mijlocul secolului al XVI-lea la mijlocul secolului al XVIII-lea, în vol. Istoria Catedralei și a ansamblului mitropolitan din Iași, volum editat de Petronel Zahariuc și Mihai-Daniel Isai, Editura Doxologia, Iași, 2021, p. 13-171.

Petronel Zahariuc, Les relations des Pays Roumains avec le Monastère de Zographou du Mont Athos (les XVe-XIXe siècles), în „Anuarul Institutului de Istorie «A. D. Xenopol»”, Iași, LVIII, 2021, p. 235-295.

Petronel Zahariuc (editor), Chiriac Râmniceanul, Despre Mănăstirile de la Muntele Athos și din Țara Românească, în vol. Românii și Creștinătatea Răsăriteană (secolele XIV-XX), volum editat de Petronel Zahariuc, Editura Doxologia, Iași, 2021, p. 490-515.

Petronel Zahariuc, Manuscrise și cărți slave și românești din Biblioteca „Dumitru Stăniloae” a Bibliotecii Mitropoliei Moldovei și Bucovinei: completări și îndreptări, în Istoria Catedralei și a ansamblului mitropolitan din Iași, volum editat de Petronel Zahariuc și Mihai-Daniel Isai, Editura Doxologia, Iași, 2021, p. 461-480.

Petronel Zahariuc, Le sceau le plus ancien de Câmpulung Moldovenesc, în Persevera lucere. Studia in memoriam Octaviani Bounegru, Edited by Lucrețiu Mihailescu-Bîrliba, Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2021, p. 325-340.

Petronel Zahariuc, Documente „pierdute”, documente regăsite (câteva acte româno-slave din Biblioteca Județeană „Astra”, Sibiu), în „Studii și materiale de istorie medie”, XXXIX, 2021, p. 371-385.

Lidia Cotovanu, Le ktitorikon dikaion, les patriarches grecs et les limites du pouvoir absolu des princes valaques. Autour de la prétendue réforme monastique de Matei Basarab (1632-1654), în I. Biliarsky, M. Mitrea,  A. Timotin, (ed.), Religious Rhetoric of Power in Byzantium and South-Eastern Europe. Proceedings of the session held at the 12th International Congress of South-East European Studies (Bucharest, 2-6 September 2019), Brăila 2021: Ed. Istros, p. 241-272.

Lidia Cotovanu, The Naturalization of Greeks in the Romanian Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia: Disputed Meanings, Contested Interpretations, în A. Cușco, Fl. Solomon, K. Clewig (ed.), Migration and Population Politics during War(time) and Peace(time): Central and Eastern Europe from the Dawn of Modernity to the Twentieth Century, Cluj 2021: Mega, p. 65-87, cu versiunea greacă Η πολιτογράφιση (naturalisation) των Ρωμιών/Γραικών στις Παραδουνάβιες Ηγεμονίες : ένα ψευδές ιστοριογραφικό πρόβλημα, în P. Kimourtzis, A. Mandylara, N. Mpoumparis (éd.), Η Ιστορία, μία καλή τέχνη. Κείμενα αφιερωμένα στον Γ.Β. Δερτιλή, Ed. Asini, Athènes 2021, p. 95-115.

Lidia Cotovanu, Fondul de carte greacă veche al Mitropoliei Moldovei şi Bucovinei păstrat în Biblioteca „Dumitru Staniloae” din Iaşi, în vol. Istoria Catedralei și a ansamblului mitropolitan din Iași, volum editat de Petronel Zahariuc și Mihai-Daniel Isai, Editura Doxologia, Iași, 2021, p. 463-513, cu ilustraţii.

Laurențiu Radvan, Urban history research in Romania in the last 30 years: sources, topics, methods, limits, în „Annales Universitatis Apulensis”, series historica, 25, 2021, p. 77-91.

Marius Chelcu, The Portrait of a High Moldavian Clerk in Mid-19th Century, in vol. Social and Administrative Elite in the Romanian Space (15th-19th Century), edited by Mihai-Bogdan Atanasiu, Cristian Ploscaru, Hartung-Gorre Publishers, Konstanz, 2021, p. 239-262 [ISBN 978-3-86628-692-4]

Mihai Mârza, Biserica Sf. Apostol Andrei din Iași, la începuturi: ctitorii, averea și breslele aparținătoare, în „Anuarul Institutului de Istorie «A. D. Xenopol»”, Iași, LVIII, 2021, p. 297-315.

Gheorghe Lazăr, Danii româneşti în favoarea aşezămintelor ortodoxe sud-dunărene. Noi mărturii documentare, în „Analele Universităţii „Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Iaşi, s n., istorie, t. LXVII, 2021, p. 121-138.

Aleksandr Stykalin, Ioan-Augustin Guriţă, Din corespondenţa arhimandritului Iuliu Scriban cu arhiereul Arsenie Stadniţki păstrată la Moscova, în „Analele Ştiințifice ale Universității «Al. I. Cuza»”, Iași, s. n., Istorie, LXVII, 2021, p. 139-160.

Comunicări:

Petronel Zahariuc, Despre închinarea mănăstirii Dobrovăț la Muntele Athos și alte câteva pagini din istoria ei, comunicare la Conferința anuală a Institutului de Istorie „A. D. Xenopol”, Iași, Iași, 4-6 iunie 2021.

Petronel Zahariuc, Două pagini de istorie a Moldovei: mănăstirea Căpriana și Petru Rareș: mănăstirea Crisciatic și Muntele Athos, la Simpozionul național al Facultății de Istorie, în cadrul Zilelor Universității „Al. I. Cuza”, Iași, 29-30 octombrie 2021.

Radu G. Păun, La prière du livre. Sur l’idéologie de l’imprimé en Valachie (XVIe siècle), comunicare la colocviul internațional: La coopération entre les peuples du Sud-Est européen du Moyen Âge à l’époque moderne. Academia Română, Institutul de Studii Sud-Est Europene, București, 6-7 octombrie 2021.

Radu G. Păun, În urma Domnului. Domnia și cartea tipărită în Ţara Românească (secolele al XVI-lea – al XVII-lea), comunicare la colocviul: Modele de principi – principi model / Ideal Rulership – Ideal Rulers, Universitatea «Al. I Cuza» Iași. Facultatea de Istorie, Iași, 5-7 noiembrie 2021 (Colloquia Classica et Medioevalia Iassiensia)

Gheorghe Lazăr, Un ctitor de altădată şi neamul lui: Milco din Baia de Aramă, comunicare la Comisia de Heraldică, Genealogie şi Sigilografie, Filiala Iaşi a Academiei Române şi Institutul de Genealogie şi Heraldică „Sever Zotta”, 9 noiembrie 2021.

Marius Chelcu, Cu casă şi dugheană pe locul mănăstirii. Economie, locuire şi urbanism la Iaşi, la Conferinţa Anuală a Muzeului Municipal „Regina Maria” (I). Din istoria oraşului Iaşi: oameni, locuri, instituţii, organizat de Muzeul Municipal „Regina Maria” Iaşi, 27-28 august 2021.

Mihai Mîrza, The Preludeto Secularization: the Fortunes of the Dedicated Convents from Moldavia in the Early Years After 1821, Conferința internațională: An Epoch Threshold? The Year 1821 in hhe History of South-East Europe, at Bicentennial, 23-25 sept. 2021, Universitatea „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Iași.

Mihai Mîrza, Biserica și parohia Sf. Andrei din Iași, la începuturi, la Conferinţa Anuală a Muzeului Municipal „Regina Maria” (I). Din istoria oraşului Iaşi: oameni, locuri, instituţii, organizat de Muzeul Municipal „Regina Maria” Iaşi, 27-28 august 2021.

Ioan-Augustin Guriță, Ctitori mari şi ctitorii „mici” în Moldova veacului fanariot. Conexiuni genealogice şi solidarităţi familiale, comunicare la Comisia de Heraldică, Genealogie şi Sigilografie, Filiala Iaşi a Academiei Române şi Institutul de Genealogie şi Heraldică „Sever Zotta”, Iaşi, 9 februarie 2021.

Ioan-Augustin Guriță, Și acum trimiteți pre fiii voștri ca să ia preoția de la arhiereii Țării Moldovei”. Putnenii și românii ortodocși din Transilvania în veacul al XVIII-lea, la „Colocviile Putnei”, XXV, 4 martie 2021, Mănăstirea Putna.

Ioan-Augustin Guriță, Misail Chisăliță, egumen al Putnei și episcop de Rădăuți. Contribuții biografice, la „Colocviile Putnei”, XXVI, 2–3 septembrie 2021, Mănăstirea Putna.

Ioan-Augustin Guriță, Pagini din istoria unui important monument la Iaşilor: Biserica Sfântul Gheorghe – “Mitropolia Veche” în secolele al XVIII-lea şi al XIX-lea, la Conferinţa Anuală a Muzeului Municipal „Regina Maria” (I). Din istoria oraşului Iaşi: oameni, locuri, instituţii, organizat de Muzeul Municipal „Regina Maria” Iaşi, 27-28 august 2021.


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Prof. univ. dr. Petronel ZAHARIUC

  • Facultatea de Istorie, Universitatea “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” din Iaşi
    Bd. Carol I, nr 11, 700506 – Iaşi, România
  • e-mail: zahariuc@uaic.ro