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Coptic identity and Ayyubid politics in Egypt, 1218-1250

Author: Kurt J Werthmuller
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using the life and writings of Cyril III Ibn Laqlaq, 75th patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, along with a variety of Christian and Muslim chroniclers, this study explores the identity and context of the Christian community of Egypt and its relations with the leadership of the Ayyubid dynasty in the early thirteenth century. Kurt Werthmuller introduces new scholarship that illuminates the varied relationships  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Werthmuller, Kurt J.
Coptic identity and Ayyubid politics in Egypt, 1218-1250.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2010
(OCoLC)441137511
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt J Werthmuller
ISBN: 9781936190393 1936190397 9781617973802 1617973807 9774163451 9789774163456 1617970239 9781617970238
OCLC Number: 680621223
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 190 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction ---
1. Approaching non-Muslim identities in Islamic history --
2. State, society, and the Copts under the Fatimids, Ayyubids, and Bahri Mamluks, 969-1382 CE --
3. Patriarchal authority --
4. The politics of conversion and apostasy --
5. Monks and monasticism ---
Conclusion ---
Appendixes I and II.
Responsibility: Kurt J. Werthmuller.

Abstract:

"Using the life and writings of Cyril III Ibn Laqlaq, 75th patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, along with a variety of Christian and Muslim chroniclers, this study explores the identity and context of the Christian community of Egypt and its relations with the leadership of the Ayyubid dynasty in the early thirteenth century. Kurt Werthmuller introduces new scholarship that illuminates the varied relationships between medieval Christians of Egypt and their Muslim neighbors. Demonstrating that the Coptic community was neither passive nor static, the author discusses the active role played by the Copts in the formation and evolution of their own identity within the wider political and societal context of this period. In particular, he examines the boundaries between Copts and the wider Egyptian society in the Ayyubid period in three 'in-between spaces': patriarchal authority, religious conversion, and monasticism."--Jacket

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