Prěbužda, Marble Quarry

Često Mramōrije, Πυκνὰ Μάρμαρα, Често Мрамѡриѥ
Begin 01.01.1299
End 31.12.1308
Description

In a charter for the Monastery of Sveti Nikita issued by the Byzantine Co-Emperor Michael IX Palaiologos (reigned 1295-1320) in ca. 1299/1300 a marble quarry is mentioned in the boundary description of the village of Prěbužda (καὶ τῶν ἐγχωρίως καλουμένων Πυκνῶν Μαρμάρων). ------------ In a charter of the Byzantine Emperor Andronikos II Palaiologos (reigned 1282-1328), at the instigation of the Serbian King Stefan Uroš II Milutin (reigned 1282-1321), in ca. 1299/1300 (or 1308?) for the Tower of Hrusija (Pyrgos Basileiu) of the Monastery of Chilandar on the Holy Mount Athos the same marble quarry is mentioned again (I zemlja narekomaja Prěbužda: i počinajetь ōt puti banjanьskoga i idetь kь gradu Skopьskomu, i do gdě se zove Često Mramōrije, i ōpira se u rěku u Lepenьcь i kladenca Goliševa, i do města narekomago Želěznago, s perivolmi jego i s voděničijemь i s pročimi pravinami, jakože go jes(tь) drьžal drěvlje někto Žegrь Radomirь sь bratijam). ------------ The name of the microtoponym (Πυκνὰ Μάρμαρα, Често Мрамѡриѥ) suggests that marble was extracted at this very place.

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References (5)
Name Class Pages Description
Actes de Chilandar I Edition 174 Actes de Chilandar I. Des origines à 1319. Texte (ed. Mirjana Živojinović, Vassiliki Kravari, Christophe Giros, Archives de l’Athos 20, Paris 1998).
Kravari 1989 Bibliography 148 Vassiliki Kravari, Villes et villages de Macédoine occidentale (Paris 1989).
Marković 2004a Bibliography 113, n. 264 Miodrag Marković, Prilozi za istoriju Svetog Nikite kod Skoplja. Osnivanje manastira - Milutinova obnova - hilandarski metoh, in: Hilandarski Zbornik 11 (2004) 63-132.
Purković 1939/40 Bibliography 131 Miodrag A. Purković, Popis sela u srednjevekovnoj Srbiji, in: Godišnjak Skopskog Filozofskog Fakulteta 4/2 (1939/40) 53-160.
Zbornik 2011 Edition 406 Zbornik srednjovekovnih ćiriličkih povelja i pisama Srbije, Bosne i Dubrovnika. Knjiga I: 1186-1321 (ed. Vladimir Mošin, Sima Ćirković, Dušan Sindik, Izvori za srpsku istoriju knj. 9, Ćirilički izvori knj. 1, Beograd 2011).
Sources (2)
Name Class Description
Skopje Sveti Nikita 1 Source In ca. 1299/1300 the Byzantine Co-Emperor Michael IX Palaiologos (reigned 1295-1320) issued a charter for the Tower of Hrusija (Pyrgos Basileiu) of the Monastery of Chilandar on the Holy Mount Athos, through which the possessions of the Monastery of Sveti Nikita in and near Skopje were confirmed.
Skopje Sveti Nikita 2 Source In ca. 1299/1300 (or 1308?) the Byzantine Emperor Andronikos II Palaiologos (reigned 1282-1328) confirmed, at the instigation of the Serbian King Stefan Uroš II Milutin (reigned 1282-1321), the possessions of the Monastery of Sveti Nikita near Skopje for the Tower of Hrusija (Pyrgos Basileiu) of the Monastery of Chilandar on the Holy Mount Athos. This charter is only preserved in a Serbian translation. It seems plausible that Andronikos II had also issued a Greek charter in the years 1299/1300, because a parallel Byzantine charter on this topic is preserved by his Co-Emperor Michael IX Palaiologos (reigned 1295-1320), which was issued most probably in the years 1299/1300 and in which most of the mentioned places had also been donated.