Georgije, Bishop Of Prizren (On „Last Names“ Of Medieval Bishops) Cover Image

Епископ призренски Георгије (о “презименима” средњовековних архијереја)
Georgije, Bishop Of Prizren (On „Last Names“ Of Medieval Bishops)

Author(s): Đorđe Bubalo
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Middle Ages
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd

Summary/Abstract: Georgije, the bishop of Prizren, is known in historiography by the name of Georgije Markuš. This misconception is the result of his incorrectly read name in the list of estates of the monastery of Virgin Mary at Htetovo, which is the only record of this medieval bishop. Both the orthographical formulations and the information given in the parts of the document which concern bishop Georgije indicate that bishop Georgije and Markuš are two persons, and not the first name and attribute of the bishop of Prizren. The only medieval bishops' names with an attribute, patronymic or adjective are the names of Stefan Pekpal, the bishop of Hum, and Jovan Zograf, the metropolitan of Prilep. The only reference to Venedict, the metropolitan of Gračanica, who is often mentioned in literature with the patronymic of Crepović as a result of his identification with the monk Venedict Crepović, the son of prince Lazar Hrebeljanović's distinguished lord Crep, is made in the Charter of Despots Djurdje and Lazar Branković (Sept. 6th 1455) but only under his monastic name. Atanasije, the metropolitan of Smederevo is mentioned in the sources exclusivelly under his monastic name, with the exception of the Annals of Sečenica, an unofficial record of a later date, where his name is followed by the attribute of Framak. His last name of Frašak, under which he is referred to by some scholars, has no substantiation in the sources.

  • Issue Year: 2001
  • Issue No: 48
  • Page Range: 43-50
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Serbian