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Modern sons of the Pharaohs.

Author: S H Leeder
Publisher: London, New York, Hodder and Stoughton [1918]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leeder, S.H.
Modern sons of the Pharaohs.
London, New York, Hodder and Stoughton [1918]
(OCoLC)632736733
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S H Leeder
OCLC Number: 413254
Description: 355 pages
Contents: Book I. The people and their customs. A visit to the village of a Coptic squire --
The home-life of the squire --
Country rambles and chats with Bedouins and Fellaheen --
Amongst the country-folk. Their beliefs and superstitions. The interest and humour of their talk --
Birth and its attendant celebrations --
Baptism and circumcision --
How a wife is chosen, with an account of the ceremonies of betrothal --
The Coptic wedding --
The Oriental in grief; and the Coptic burial customs --
The marvels of the saints' tombs, and their birthday fairs --
Oriental shopkeepers and handicraftsmen --
Book II. The people and their Oriental church. Their great dignitaries. Their social and political position. The Oriental Christian in his church. The church itself --
The people at worship --
Of the bread and the wine, of holy water, and the extraordinary Coptic fasts --
The beliefs of the Copts --
A sketch of the aged Coptic patriarch, Cyril V --
A visit to the venerated bishop of the Fayoum --
Does the ancient race of the pharaohs still survive in Egypt? --
The Egyptian Christians and British rule --
Addenda. The burying of the picture in the altar --
The breaking of the bread.

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