ALEKSEIENKO N.A., STEPANENKO V.P. Senachereim in Byzance: New Seals of Theodoros Senachereim from Bulgaria

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2020.6.10 

Nikolay A. Alekseienko

Dr. Études médiévales (Paris IV-Sorbonne), Candidate of Sciences (History), Leading Researcher,

Department of Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology of Crimea of the Russian Academy of Sciences,

Prosp. V.I. Vernadskogo, 2, 295007 Simferopol, Russian Federation

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https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1992-680X 

Valery P. Stepanenko

Doctor of Sciences (History), Professor,

Department of Ancient and Medieval History, Ural Federal University,

Prosp. Lenina, 51, 620000 Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation

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Abstract. Introduction. The new seal of proedros Theodoros Senachereim presents the oikeios of emperor Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118), well-known from written sources.

Analysis. The finds of seals of individual representatives of the Senachereim family (Atouemes, proedros; Abou Sahl, proedros and kouropalates; Constantine, proedros, kouropalates and doux; Sebatas, protospatharios and strategos of the Serbion; John; Kourtikios and Zoe, nun), including on the territory of Bulgaria, provide grounds to suppose that the latter were administratively related in some way to the Balkan themes of Byzantium and, apparently, to the main Bulgarian centers of the Byzantine influence.

Results. Traditionally, it was considered that the Senachereim and other representatives of the Armenian elite in Asia Minor disappeared from the political scene in connection with the Seljuk conquest of these territories. However, thanks to the finds of seals of the Senachereim it is obvious that the family survives at least until the beginning of the 13th century.

Key words: Byzantine history, Byzantine aristocracy, Senachereim, prosopography, sigillography, molybdoboulloi, seals.

Citation. Alekseienko N.A., Stepanenko V.P. Senachereim in Byzance: New Seals of Theodoros Senachereim from Bulgaria. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 4. Istoriya. Regionovedenie. Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. History. Area Studies. International Relations], 2020, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 142-149. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2020.6.10.

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