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Notes On Coptic and Arabic Manuscripts Related to Upper Egypt

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Copts gradually neglected the education of their children in literary Coptic. The majority of the scribal works in these centuries were Arabic translations of the original Coptic works. The ... More


Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt: 1218–1250

Kurt J. Werthmuller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163456
eISBN:
9781617970238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163456.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

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 ... More


Scoring in Heaven

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the gap that opened up in the twentieth century between theologians and popular religion. It looks at the confident beliefs about the future life of Mormons; the optimism of the ... More


Christians in The Arabian Nights

Nabil Matar

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

The authors of the Arabian Nights did not view the Christians as monolithic, undifferentiated, and adversarial villains, as some critics have argued. The single story about the Coptic Egyptian in ... More


The Ancient Oriental Churches

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0057
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Discusses missionary activity and the creation of churches outside the boundaries of the Roman Empire during the first centuries of Christianity. The subjects covered include Armenia, Persia, the ... More


Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Marcus Pasha Simaika (1864–1944) was born to a prominent Coptic family on the eve of the inauguration of the Suez Canal and the British occupation of Egypt. From a young age he developed a passion ... More


Egypt

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The government uses laws against insulting a heavenly religion or “creating sectarian strife” to repress political dissent and prevent heterodoxy. The reformist Muslim intelligentsia, and the ... More


Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt

Febe Armanios

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744848
eISBN:
9780199894963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book explores Coptic religious life in Ottoman Egypt (1517–1798), focusing closely on manuscripts from Coptic archives. Ottoman Copts frequently turned to religious discourses, practices, and ... More


Contesting Authority: Patriarchs and Coptic Notables: (Pope Mark VI to Pope Mark VIII, 1646–1798)

Magdi Guirguis

in The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774161032
eISBN:
9781617971037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at how a real and tangible shift occurred in the middle of the seventeenth century in the leadership of the community, away from the Coptic popes and toward distinguished notables.


The Early Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership in Late Antiquity

Stephen J. Davis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248306
eISBN:
9781617970436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248306.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Copts, adherents of the Egyptian Orthodox Church, today represent the largest Christian community in the Middle East, and their presiding bishops have been accorded the title of pope since the ... More


Transitions: Christodoulos (#66, 1046–1077) Christodoulos (#66, 1046–1077) Cyril II (#67, 1078–1092) Cyril II (#67, 1078–1092) Michael IV (#68, 1092–1102) Michael IV (#68, 1092–1102) Macarius II (#69, 1102–1128) Macarius II (#69, 1102–1128) Gabriel II (Ibn Turayk)(#70, 1131–1145) Gabriel II (Ibn Turayk)(#70, 1131–1145) Michael V (#71, 1145–1146) Michael V (#71, 1145–1146) John V (#72, 1147–1166) John V (#72, 1147–1166) Mark III (Ibn Zur‘ah) (#73, 1166–1189) Mark III (Ibn Zur‘ah) (#73, 1166–1189) John VI(#74, 1189–1216)

Mark N. Swanson

in The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641–1517): The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs Volume 2

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160936
eISBN:
9781617970498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160936.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The compilation of a patriarchal history in Arabic appears to be part of a larger enterprise in the late eleventh century. This began to provide the Copts with a working library of Arabic-language ... More


Athanasius of Qus and His Time

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Athanasius bishop of the protected city of Qus was the compiler of the rite of the concoction of Myron in 1374. In 1374 he took an active part in the concoction of the Myron, giving a detailed ... More


The Armenian Community in Egypt

Magdi Guirguis

in An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo: Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774161520
eISBN:
9781617971013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161520.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores the local context of the Armenian community in Egypt in relation to Armenian communities elsewhere in the Ottoman Empire. The Armenian community in Egypt enjoyed considerable ... More


Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt

Mariz Tadros

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165917
eISBN:
9781617975479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the light of the escalation of sectarian tensions during and after Mubarak’s reign, the predicament of the Arab world’s largest religious minority, the Copts, has come to the forefront. This book ... More


The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

Marilyn Booth and Gorman Anthony (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748670123
eISBN:
9781474405973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670123.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Thirteen chapters on fin-de-siecle Egypt tackle an important but relatively neglected decade in its history, as the editors’ introduction argues through an assessment of previous scholarship. ... More


An Ancient Church

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's service to the Coptic Orthodox Church. Simaika's interest in the ancient Coptic churches was first aroused by the study of Dr. Alfred Joshua Butler's work on ... More


The Awakening of the Coptic Church

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's role in the reformist movement within the Coptic Orthodox Church. To understand the position of the Copts in Egypt during Simaika's lifetime, it is important ... More


The Coptic and Ethiopian Dispute over Deir al-Sultan in Jerusalem

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's involvement in the dispute between the Copts and Ethiopians regarding what is known as Deir al-Sultan or the Imperial Monastery in Jerusalem. Ethiopia has long ... More


Conclusion

Joshua Castellino and Kathleen A. Cavanaugh

in Minority Rights in the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679492
eISBN:
9780191758539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679492.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The concluding chapter focusses on the ‘Maspero incident’ where a protest by Egyptian Copts resulted in violent clashes between Copts and the wider Egyptian community as well as security forces. Here ... More


Copts and Archaeology: Sons of Saint Mark / Sons of the Pharaohs

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Murqus Simaika's career, the Coptic Museum he founded in 1908, Mirrit Boutros Ghali's Society of Coptic Archeology (1934), and the perception that Copts were “sons of the pharaohs” provide main ... More


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