Some Historical Notes about Basil Ujarmel
Keywords:Mongols, David Ulu, Basil Ujarmeli, Ecclesial Decree, Esukan
Given scientific article deals with some historical notes about Basil Ujarmeli, in the second half of the 13th century. The primary goal of the scientific research is to study and analyze the information preserved in Georgian historic resources about Basil Ujarmeli. Critical analysis was used as a research method in the presented work.Critical analysis of the information and assumptions preserved in the resources about Basil is presented in the work.Based on the study materials, we have revealed that only a little information is provided in the historical notes concerning him; basic information and viewpoints about Basil Ujarmeli are only found in "Life of Kartli" and Ivane Javakhishvili’s "History of the Georgian Nation".The chronicler mentions him while describing the historical background of David Ulu in Georgia in the 60s of XIII Century. Ivane Javakhishvili makes the logical assumptions in order to depict a complete picture of Basil's personality. We find the expressions like "should have been addressed", "it should have happened" in his writings. It is suggested that Basil Ujarmeli had the idea of confiscation the church lands, which provoked a strong reaction from the church. In 1263 the Ecclesial Assembly passed a decree against the land confiscation; a person anathematized by the church is also mentioned in the decree, who is equated with Basil Ujarmel.As the historical notes concerning Basil Ujarmeli are not provided in the direct resources, assumptions given about him are used for the basis of our research. It should be mentioned that all the information given in the resources are possible to be even reliable or wrong.
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