OFFICIAL POSITIONS OF AUTHORITIES FROM THE FAMILY OF CHARMAULI

Abstract

The subject, which is presented in the form of the article, is mainly one of the important research topics of the doctoral research (feudal house of the Charmul’s family of the XIII-XVIII centuries). Here is a brief introduction to some of the members of this genus who, at various times according to historical documents and narrative sources, held both ecclesiastical and secular positions. The Charmuli’s family held the position of Aragvi Eristavi for some time. In addition, they were members of the church council - "Mtskhetishvili" institute and hold this position.                               The article discusses the activities of individual representatives of the family of Charmauli and their official positions, which were given at different times with the support of the kings and Catholics. In this regard, an important place is occupied by Iovane Charmauli, who is the first from this family to become “Mtskhetshishvili” and in the future lays the foundation of the family of Charmauli in the "Mtskhetshishvili" institution. Since Iovane, the Charmaulis have been one of the twelve important families of Mtskhetshishvili.                                                                                                                     Apart from Iovane, Giorgi Charmauli, a 16th century figure, enjoys the trust of the church and writes important documents on the orders of the highest clergy and holds the position of scribe. In 1531, Basil the Catholicos even gave him a deed of mercy, which is interesting in its content.                                  In 1657, Christopher Catholicos gave the title of “Merikiphetukhutsesi” to Zacharia Charmauli, and in 1675 Domenti Catholicos gave him another title of “Mouravi” (Chief) of the village of Aghain. Both Catholics paid a lot of attention to the same person, which is explained by his devotion to the Church.                                                                                                                                              The documents that provide us with important information on the issue raised by us during the research on these and other important issues, most of them have not been published and this is important in this regard as well.


       Search words: Charmauli, Iovane Charmauli, Mtskhetisshvili, Merikifetukhutses, Mouravi.

Published
2022-12-25
How to Cite
ZHIZHIASHVILI, Otar. OFFICIAL POSITIONS OF AUTHORITIES FROM THE FAMILY OF CHARMAULI. HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY, [S.l.], n. VIII, p. 133-141, dec. 2022. ISSN 2449-285X. Available at: <http://sciencejournals.ge/index.php/HAE/article/view/291>. Date accessed: 22 feb. 2024.
Section
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - SECTION OF GEORGIAN HISTORY