Prostagma Charter of the Serbian Emperor Stefan Uroš IV Dušan from September 1352

Description

Alexios Dukas Raul donated a land to the Asomatos metochion, which belonged to the Monastery of Saint John Prodromos near Serres. The Serbian Emperor Stefan Uroš IV Dušan confirmed the gift of Alexios to the monastery in a prostagma charter from September 1352.

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References (2)
Name Class Pages Description
Guillou 1955 Edition Nr. 25 (90) André Guillou, Les archives de Saint-Jean-Prodrome sur le mont Ménécée (Paris 1955).
Mavrommatis 1995 Bibliography 160-161 Lenos Mavrommatis, Sur le grand domestique Alexis Raul, in: Zbornik radova Vizantološkog instituta 34 (1995) 157–162.
Actors (1)
Name Class Begin End Relation Type Description
Raul, Alexios Dukas Person The identification with Raul (Trapp 2002, #24096) and Dux Alexios Raul (Trapp 2002, #93047) is doubtful. Mentioned in the sources from 1337/1352 to 1366. He appears as δοῦλος of the Serbian Emperor Stefan Uroš IV Dušan in the sources. He was the Megas Domestikos of Serbia, 1352 – 1366. He held the office of the governor (κεφαλή) of Zichnai, 1355. He was the father-in-law of Angelos (῎Αγγελος). He had a daughter. συμπένθερος of Stephanos Kalothetos (Κ Στέφανος Καλόθετος. θεῖος of the Serbian Emperor Stefan Uroš IV Dušan. He donated a land to the Asomatos metochion, which belonged to the Monastery of Saint John Prodromos near Serres. The Serbian Emperor Stefan Uroš IV Dušan confirmed the gift of Alexios to the monastery in a prostagma charter from September 1352. He was in the commision, which was entrusted by Iakobos, the Metropolitan of Serres, to delimit the metochion of the Philotheu Monastery in Kremna and Tzainu. He signed the document, which was issued by Iakobos in December 1355 (Ὁ δοῦλος καὶ θεῖος τοῦ κραταιοῦ καὶ ἁγιου ἡμῶν αὐθέντου καὶ βασιλέως Ἀλέξιος Δούκας Ῥαοῦλ † Ὁ ΜΕΓΑΣ ΔΟΜΕΣΤΙΚΟΣ). He had a long-term dispute with Stephanos Kalothetos, who was the father of Angelos. When Angelos died, Alexios asked Kalothetos to fulfil his obligations promised at the time of wedding. Kalothetos involved the monks of the Batopedi Monastery in the case by storing the valuable things in their monastery. The Serbian Empress Jelena (Helene) issued an horismos that allowed Alexios to demand the valuable things or an equivalent amount of money from Kalothetos. Since Kalothetos did not pay the entire sum, Alexios attacked the estates of the Batopedi Monastery. The monks had to pay the rest of the sum to Alexios. The conflict of all participants in the case was definitively brought to an end by the decision of the general judge of the Romans Theophylaktos Dermokaites.