Notes on Graffiti-Inscriptions and Drawings in Hagia Sophia/Ayasofya: A Bibliographical Survey

Summary: 

This is a full bibliography on the graffiti of Hagia Sophia in the hope that it may facilitate the studies of this famous church, and in the meantime serve as a guide to the existing publications of its graffiti inscriptions and drawings.

Thomas Thomov (Sofia, Bulgaria)
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A n t ō n i a d u, E. Ekphrasis tēs Agias Sophias: ētoi meletē synthetikē kai analytikē ypo epopsin architektonikēn, archaiologikēn kai istorikēn tu polythrylētu temenus Kōnstantinupoleōs. T. 2. Athēnai, 1908.

A l e k s e e v, A. A. Russkie graffiti tsaregradskoy Sofii. – Trudy Otdela drevnerusskoy literatury, 51 (1999), s. 321–323.

A r t a m o n o v, Yu. A., A. A. G i p p i u s. Drevnerusskie nadpisi v Sofii Konstantinopol’skoy. – V: Slavyanskiy al’manah. Moskva, 2012, s. 41–52.

A r t a m o n o v, Yu. A.,  A. A. G i p p i u s,  I. V. Z a y t s e v. Iz drevnerusskoy epigrafiki Konstantinopol’skoy Sofii. – Ruthenica, 8 (2009), с. 227–243.

A r t a m o n o v, Yu. A.,  A. A. G i p p i u s,  I. V. Z a y t s e v. Russkie palomniki „u svyatyh Strastey“ (Iz epigrafiki Sv. Sofii v Konstantinopole-Stambule). – V: Vostochnaya Evropa v drevnosti i srednevekov’e. Ustnaya traditsiya v pis’mennom tekste. XXII Chteniya pamyati chlena-korrespondenta AN SSSR Vladimira Terent’evicha Pashuto. Moskva, 14–16 aprelya 2010 g. Materialy konferentsii. Moskva, 2010, s. 14–22.

A r t a m o n o v, Yu. A.,  A. A. G i p p i u s,  I. V. Z a y t s e v. Drevnerusskie nadpisi-graffiti Konstantinopol’skoy Sofii. – V: 1150 let Rossiyskoy gosudarstvennosti i kul’tury. Moskva, 2012, s. 282–293.

A r t a m o n o v, Yu. A.,  I. V. Z a y t s e v. Tri drevnerusskih nadpisi iz hrama sv. Sofii v Konstantinopole-Stambule. – Voprosy epigrafiki, 3 (2009), s. 300–321.

E v d o k i m o v a, A. A. Grecheskie graffiti Sofii Konstantinopol’skoy: k voprosu ob istorii izucheniya. – V: Istoriografia i istochnikovedenia vspomogatel’nyh istoricheskih distsiplin: klassicheskoe nasledie i novye napravleniya. Moskva, 2010, s. 201–205.

E v d o k i m o v a, A. A. Grecheskie graffiti Sofii Konstantinopol’skoy (predvaritel’nie zamechania). – V: Indoevropeyskoe yazykoznanie i klassicheskaya filologiya, XI. Materialy konferentsii pamyati professora I. M. Tronsku, 21–23 yun’ 2011. Sankt-Peterburg, 2011, s. 159–164.

E v d o k i m o v a, A. A. Paleography of the Greek Byzantine graffiti. Basic paleographical types and tendencies (On the material graffiti from Saint Sofia of the Constantinople, from Cappadocia, from Saint Sofia in Kiev and in Novgorod etc.). – In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Sofia, 22–27 August 2011. Т. 3. Sofia, 2011, p. 390.

E v d o k i m o v a, A. A. Paleografia grecheskih graffiti Sofii Konstantinopol’skoy, Sofii Kievskoy i Sofii Novgorodskoy: sravnitel’nyy analiz. – Aristey, 7 (2013), s. 132–180.

E v d o k i m o v a, A. A. Greek Graffiti from St Sophia’s in Constantinople in the Archive of Robert van Nice (Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.). – In: Byzantine Epigraphy – New Methods and New Projects. Wien, 2013, p. 167–173 (Veröffentlichungen zur Byzanzforschung. Austrian Academy of Sciences).

E v d o k i m o v a, A. A. New Greek graffiti in St. Sophia of Constantinople in the archive of Robert van Nice. Part 2. Preliminary examination. –V: Indoevropeyskoe yazykoznanie i klassicheskaya filologiya, XVIII. Materialy chteniy, posvyashchennyh pamyati professora Iosifa Moiseevicha Tronskogo. Sankt-Peterburg, 2014, s. 228–237.

G o r r a, М. Observations and reflections on some coats of arms graffiti in Santa Sofia in Constantinople. – Аcademia.edu: https://www.academia.edu/35771276/; https://www.academia.edu/35771277/.

H o r b a t s c h, O. Einige slavische Pilgerinschriften in der Hagia Sophia-Kathedrale in Konstantinopel. – Die Welt der Slaven, 22 (1977), p. 86–88.

I v a n o v a, V. Nadpisat na chargubilya Mostich i Preslavskia epigrafski material. – V: Stanchev, St., V. Ivanova, M. Balan, P. Boev. Nadpisat na chargubilya Mostich. Sofia, 1955, s. 43–144.

K a l a v r e z o u - M a x e i n e r, I.,  D. O b o l e n s k y. A Church Slavonic Graffito in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. – Harvard Ukrainian Studies, 5 (1981), p. 5–11.

L i d o v a, M. Hagia Sophia: Word and Image in Byzantine Church Decoration. – In: Materials for the Study of Late Antique and Medieval Greek and Latin Inscriptions in Istanbul: A Revised and Expanded Booklet. The Summer Programme in Byzantine Epigraphy. The Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul, 3–9 September 2018. Prepared by I. Toth, A. Rhoby. Oxford–Vienna, 2020, p. 203–211.

M a n g o, C. A Russian Graffito in St. Sophia, Constantinople. – Slavic Word, 10 (1954), p. 436–438.

M a r r a v a l, P. The Earliest Phase of Christian Pilgrimage in the Near East (before the 7th century). – Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 56 (2002), p. 63–74.

M e l’ n i k o v a, E. A. Skandinavskie runicheskie nadpisi: Novye nahodki i interpretatsii: Teksty, perevod, kommentariy. Moskva, 2001.

M e l’ n i k o v a, Е. А. New Runic Inscription from Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul. – Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, 7 (2016), p. 101–110.

M i h e e v, S. M. Dva kratkih glagolicheskih graffiti v monastyre sv. Nauma pod Ohridom i v Sv. Sofii v Stambule. – Slověne, 2 (2013), № 2, s. 52–63.

P a l l i s, G. Architecture and Epigraphy in St. Sophia. – In: Materials for the Study of Late Antique and Medieval Greek and Latin Inscriptions in Istanbul: A Revised and Expanded Booklet. The Summer Programme in Byzantine Epigraphy. The Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul, 3–9 September 2018. Prepared by I. Toth, A. Rhoby. Oxford–Vienna, 2020, p. 199–203.

P a p a c o n s t a n t i n o u, А. The sound of a thousand tongues: visitors to Constantinople from the eastern provinces in the sixth century. –YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies, 2 (2020), p. 179–183.

P e d o n e, S. La fede che incide: alcuni inediti graffiti della S. Sofia di Costantinopoli. – In: Di Bisanzio dirai ciò che è passato, ciò che passa e che sarà. Scritti in onore di Alessandra Guiglia, a cura di S. Pedone e A. Paribeni. Roma, 2018, р. 217–234.

S a v o v a, Chr. Modata spored edin grafit na zhena ot hrama „Sv. Sofia“ v Konstantinopol. – B: Spisanie za tekstil, obleklo, kozhi i tehnologii, № 5 (2018), s. 134–136.

S a v o v a, Chr.,  Th. T h o m o v. Two Graffiti Drawings in the Church of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. – Bulgaria Mediaevalis (in memoriam Paul Canart), 9 (2019), p. 27–53.

S a v o v a, Chr.,  Th. T h o m o v. A woman’s graffito drawing from Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. – Zbornik radova Vizantoloshkog instituta, 56 (2020), p. 233–241.

S a v o v a, Chr.,  Th. T h o m o v. Ottoman graffiti in Aya Sophia. – Études balkaniques, 57 (2021), № 3 (in press).

S a v o v a, Chr. Oblekloto na tantsuvashtia dervish v risunka-grafit ot Aya Sofia, Istanbul (in press).

S u a r e z, A. The Conciliar Edict of 1166 in Hagia Sophia. – In: Materials for the Study of Late Antique and Medieval Greek and Latin Inscriptions in Istanbul: A Revised and Expanded Booklet. The Summer Programme in Byzantine Epigraphy. The Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul, 3–9 September 2018. Prepared by I. Toth, A. Rhoby. Oxford–Vienna, 2020, p. 211–217.

T h o m o v, Th. Once again about the Christ Passion relics in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. – Byzantinoslavica, 71 (2013), р. 259–277.

T h o m o v, Th. Edin patriarsheski grafit ot hrama „Sv. Sofia“ v Konstantinopol. – V: Srednovekovniyat balgarin i „drugite”. Sbornik v chest na 60-godishninata na prof. din Petar Angelov. Red. G. Nikolov, A. Nikolov. Sofia, 2013, s. 227–233.

T h o m o v, Th. Igra na „dama“ v hrama „Sv. Sofia“, Konstantinopol. – B: Balgarsko srednovekovie: obshtestvo, vlast, istoria. Sbornik v chest na prof. Milyana Kaymakamova. Red. G. Nikolov, A. Nikolov. Sofia, 2013, s. 437–452.

T h o m o v, Th. Dva grafita ot hrama „Sv. Sofia“ v Konstantinopol. – Bulgaria Mediaevalis, 4–5 (2013–2014), с. 121–131.

T h o m o v, Th. Four Scandinavian ship graffiti from Hagia Sophia. – Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 38 (2014), № 2, р. 168–184.

T h o m o v, Th. Edin grafit za prestaplenie i pokayanie ot „Sv. Sofia“ v Konstantinopol. – Palaeobulgarica, 38 (2014), № 3, с. 61–72.

T h o m o v, Th. Tri nadpisa-grafiti ot tsarkvata „Sv. Sofia“ v Konstantinopol. – Palaeobulgarica, 39 (2015), № 2, с. 94–109.

T h o m o v, Th. “In the year of 6905”: A Graffito from Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. – Bulgaria Mediaevalis, 6 (2015), p. 171–181.

T h o m o v, Th. Maritime ex-voto graffito from the Church of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. – Byzantinoslavica, 73 (2015), № 1–2, р. 57–74.

T h o m o v, Th. Nadpisi-grafiti ot Balkanite v tsarkvata „Sv. Sofia“ v Konstantinopol. – Littera et Lingua. Elektronno spisanie za humanitaristika, 12 (za 2015), 2016, № 1–2. http:// slav.uni-sofia.bg/naum/lilijournal/2015/12/1-2/ttomov.

T h o m o v, Th. Dva grafita na kirilitsa ot hrama „Sv. Sofia“ v Konstantinopol. – V: Istorikat kato izsledovatel, grazhdanin i chovek. Sbornik s materiali ot konferentsia, posvetena na 130-godishninata ot rozhdenieto i 70-godishninata ot smartta na profesor Petar Mutafchiev (1883–1943). Sofia, 2016, s. 172–182.

T h o m o v, Th. Nepoznatiyat hram „Sv. Sofia“. Chast 1. Nadpisi na kirilitsa i glagolitsa. Sofia, 2016.

T h o m o v, Th. Edin grafit-risunka na blagoslavyashta desnitsa ot „Sv. Sofia“, Konstantinopol. – B: Sbornik v chest na 20 godini programi po egiptologia v Nov balgarski universitet. Sofia, 2017, s. 90–103.

T h o m o v, Th. Edin grafit-risunka na lestvitsa ot „Sv. Sofia“, Konstantinopol. – B: Stop kadar. Yubileen sbornik v chest na prof. Lyudmil Hristov. Sofia, 2017, s. 106–113.

T h o m o v, Th. Grafit na „raztsafnal“ patriarsheski krast ot „Sv. Sofia“, Konstantinopol. – B: Sbornik v chest na 85 godini ot rozhdenieto na prof. Aleksandar Fol, d.n. Sofia, 2018, s. 133–143.

T h o m o v, Th. Gerbove-grafiti ot hrama „Sv. Sofia“ v Konstantinopol. – V: Balgarsko tsarstvo. Sbornik v chest na 60-godishninata na dots. d-r Georgi N. Nikolov. Otg. red. A. Nikolov. Sofia, 2018, s. 679–693.

T h o m o v, Th. Sоmething More About Two Proto Autographs in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. – Études balkaniques, 54 (2018), № 1, р. 127–141.

T h o m o v, Th. Nepoznatiyat hram „Sv. Sofia“. Chast 1. Nadpisi na kirilitsa i glagolitsa. 2. dop. i prerab. izd. Sofia, 2019.

T h o m o v, Th. Mark the Monk From Thebes and His Graffito of a Cross at Hagia Sophia, Constantinople. – Études balkaniques, 55 (2019), № 2, p. 334–351.

T h o m o v, Th. A Dragon Slayer Graffito Drawing in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (modern Istanbul). – Byzantinoslavica, 77 (2019), № 1–2, p. 289–301.

T h o m o v, Th. Samonas the Charioteer: а graffito drawing of a victorious charioteer. – Bulgaria Mediaevalis, 10 (2021), p. 3–33 (in press).

T h o m o v, Th. The Secrecies of Hagia Sophia: The Forgotten Ships Graffiti and Their Messages (in press).

T h o m o v, Th. Dva ornitomorfni grafita ot hrama „Sv. Sofia“, Konstantinopol. – B: Godishnik na SU „Sv. Kliment Ohridski“, Istoricheski fakultet (in press).

T o l o c h k o, A. P. Dva kirillicheskih graffiti Konstantinopol’skoy Sofii. – Ruthenica, 7 (2008), с. 209–214.

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