Monastic Archives. Documents from Mount Athos and Patmos
The collection of archival material from the Athonite Archives and from the monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos, is part of an infrastructure program which promotes systematic research of archival and manuscript collections. [ + ]
General InformationOne of the Institute’s for Byzantine Research basic aims is the discovery and study of unpublished primary sources, in order to promote new knowledge and the critical presentation of new data leading to reconsideration of accepted historical theories. These aims are fulfilled by the Program «Archival, diplomatic and palaeographic research», an infrastructure program which promotes systematic research of archival and manuscript collections. Research focuses mainly on libraries and Archives surviving in the great monastic centres of Greece and especially in the monastic community of Mount Athos and the monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos.
The database contains information concerning archival material from the Athonite Archives and from the monastery of Patmos recorded on microfilms. The elaboration of the entries was based on:
Content (material included)The database includes Byzantine and Post-Byzantine documents from Mount Athos and the monastery of Patmos. Each document is accompanied by a detailed entry with data concerning its form and contents. The most important field is the extensive summary of the document’s content. For the documents of Patmos, the user has also access to the complete texts of the diplomatic editions.
SizeThe database includes 5009 Byzantine and Post-Byzantine documents; 4902 documents are from 11 monasteries of Mount Athos: Haghiou Pavlou (59), Dionysiou (286), Docheiariou (124), Karakallou (395), Kastamonitou (28), Xeroptamou (213), Pantokratoros (603), Stavronikita (593), Hilandar (1689), Protaton (472) and Panteleimonos (440).
The remaining 107 Byzantine documents are preserved in the monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos.
Access to collectionElectronic (www.ekt.gr/pandektis).
Contact informationZisis Melisakis, Researcher C
Institute of Byzantine Studies / National Hellenic Research Foundation
48 Vassileos Constantinou Av.116 35 Athens-Greece
Tel.: +30 210 7273641
Copyright statementCopyright for the use of the images belongs to the monasteries of Mount Athos included in the Program and to the monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos. [ - ]