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Christianity and monasticism in Middle Egypt

Author: Gawdat Gabra; Hany N Takla; Saint Mark Foundation,
Publisher: Cairo : The American University in Cairo Press, 2017.
Series: Christianity and monasticism in Egypt, 6th v.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christianity and monasticism have long flourished along the Nile in Middle Egypt, the region stretching from al-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchus) to Dayr al-Ganadla. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in Middle Egypt over the past two millennia. The studies explore Coptic art and archaeology, architecture, language and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gawdat Gabra; Hany N Takla; Saint Mark Foundation,
ISBN: 9781617976551 1617976555 9781617976414 1617976415
OCLC Number: 971048201
Notes: "A Saint Mark Foundation book."
Previously issued in print: 2015.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents: The Monastery of Apa Thomas at Wadi Sarga: point of departure for a relative chronology / Renate Dekker --
Intellectural life in Middle Egypt: the case of the Monastery of Bawit (sixth-eighth centuries) / Alain Delattre --
Christianity and monasticism in al-Bahnasa according to Arabic sources / Sherin Sadek El Gendi --
Mesokemic or 'middle Egyptian': the Coptic dialect of Oxyrhynchos (?) / Frank Feder --
The Monastery of Apollo at Bala'iza and its literary texts / James E. Goehring --
"Twenty thousand nuns": the domestic virgins of Oxyrhynchos / AnneMarie Luijendijk --
Anba Isaac, Bishop of the Fayoum, al-Bahnasa, and Giza, 1834-81 / Bishop Martyros --
The Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary at al-Muharraq, Mount Qusqam: history and heritage (reflections of its monks) / Fr. Angelos al-Muharraqi and a group of the monastery's monks --
John of Shmoun and Coptic identity / Samuel Moawad --
Christianity in Asyut in modern history / Adel F. Sadek --
The place of Qusqam in the textual data on the flight into Egypt / Ashraf Alexandre Sadek --
John of Lykopolis / Mark Sheridan --
Discerning the true religion in late fourteenth-century Egypt: pages from the Dayr al-Muharraq edition of al-Hawi by al-Makin Jirjis ibn al-'Amid / Mark Swanson --
Egyptian gnosticism from its cradle in the Alexandrian quarters of the second century to its jar tomb in the upper Egyptian town of Nag' Hammadi / Hany N. Takla --
Notes on the Arabic Life of Ibrahim al-Fami: a Coptic saint of the fourteenth century / Asuka Tsuji --
Snippets from the past: two ancient sites in the Asyut region: Dayr al-Gabrawi and Dayr al-'Izam / Jacques van der Vliet --
Liturgy of the Monastery of al-Muharraq / Youhanna Nessim Youssef --
L* as a secret language: social functions of early Coptic / Ewa D. Zakrzewska --
Bawit in the twenty-first century: bibliography 1997-2014 / Dominique Bénazeth --
Children's burials from Antinoopolis: discoveries from recent excavations / Cäcilia Fluck --
Recent excavations at Bawit / Gisèle Hadji-Minaglou --
Funerary aspects in the paintings from the Apollo Monastery at Bawit / Karel Innemée --
The cave of John of Lykopolis / Jochem Kahl --
Al-Shaykh Sa'id revisited: a reassessment of the spatial layout of a monastic community / Gertrud J.M. van Loon --
Toward the documentation of the Monastery of the Holy Virgin at al-Muharraq, Asyut / Howard Middleton-Jones --
The Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary at al-Muharraq, Mount Qusqam: reflections of its monks today / Fr. Philoxenos al-Muharraqi and a group of the monastery's monks --
An overview of rock-cut Coptic sites in Asyut / Ashraf Nageh and Mary Kupelian --
Architectural typology of historic Coptic churches from Oxyrhynchos to Dayr al-Ganadla / Sami Sabri Shaker.
Series Title: Christianity and monasticism in Egypt, 6th v.
Responsibility: Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla.

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Christianity and monasticism have long flourished along the Nile in Middle Egypt, the region stretching from al-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchus) to Dayr al-Ganadla. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in Middle Egypt over the past two millennia. The studies explore Coptic art and archaeology, architecture, language and literature. The artistic heritage of monastic sites in the region is highlighted, attesting to their important legacies in the region.

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