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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Gawdat Gabra

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity began in the large and fertile Fayoum Oasis of Egypt's Western Desert as early as the third century, and its presence has endured to the present day. This book, which constitutes a ... More


The Importance of the Fayoum for Coptic Studies

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the importance of the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt for Coptic studies. It explains that the Fayoum Oasis is an ancient cultivated landscape whose history was connected with changes in ... More


Reconstructing the Landscape: Epigraphic Sources for the Christian Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter aims to reconstruct the Fayoum Oasis landscape based on epigraphic sources for the Christian Fayoum. The mapping of epigraphic evidence involves stocktaking, the collection of artefacts, ... More


Metal Objects from the Fayoum in the Collection of the Coptic Museum in Cairo

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the metal artefacts or objects found in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt that are currently in the custody of the Coptic Museum in Cairo. The metal objects from the Fayoum in the ... More


Tradition Veiled in a Postmodern Form: Commemorative Art in the Shrine of Anba Abraam

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the commemorative art in the shrine of Saint Anba Abraam in the monastery of Dayr al-Azab in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It explains that Anba Abraam served as the bishop of ... More


Christian Funerary Stelae from the Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the Christian funerary stelae or tombstones excavated at the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. Various regional conditions influenced the development of Christian funerary stelae in Egypt ... More


Biblical Interpretation and Alexandrian Episcopal Authority in the Early Christian Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Alexandrian Episcopal authority and biblical interpretation in the early Christian period in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It investigates how allegory was used to reinforce ... More


Manuscripts and Literature in Fayoumic Coptic

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the Coptic manuscripts and literature based on evidence found in Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It describes the causes of the poor survival of the Fayoumic manuscripts and provides an ... More


Schooldays in the Fayoum in the First Millennium

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines education and learning in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt during the first millennium. During this period, there was no school building nor a set curriculum established and ... More


The Library of the Monastery of the Archangel Michael at Phantoou (al-Hamuli)

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the so-called Hamuli manuscripts to understand better the history of Christianity and monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis region in Egypt. These manuscripts belong to a monastery ... More


The Coptic Manichaean Library from Madinat Madi in the Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the Coptic Manichaean library discovered at the Madinat Madi site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. Manichaeism was a dualistic religion founded in Mesopotamia in the third century ... More


A Textile Puzzle from Arsinoë

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the textile and tunic fragments excavated by African explorer Georg Schweinfurth at the Arsinoë archaeological site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It explains that Schweinfurth ... More


Archaeological Remains of Everyday Life in the Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines archaeological remains and artefacts of everyday life in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It aims to demonstrate the importance of archaeological remains for the reconstruction and ... More


Fayoum Portraits and their Influence on the First Coptic Icons

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the portraits in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt made in the funerary context and investigates their influence on the first Coptic icons. The Fayoum paintings, usually encaustic, ... More


Linguistic Change and Religious Change: Thinking about the Temples of the Fayoum in the Roman Period

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines linguistic and religious changes through an analysis of the temples of the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt during the Roman period. It reflects on the contributions that new evidence has ... More


The Christian Monuments of Tebtunis

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter aims to present a general review of the results of excavations conducted in the Byzantine/Arabic sector of the ancient site of Tebtunis located in the south of the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. ... More


Excavating the Ancient Monastery at Naqlun

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the excavation at the monastery of the archaeological site of Naqlun in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. The monastery's oldest period dates back to the second half of the fifth ... More


Early Christian Burials in the Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the early Christian burials at the Fag al-Gamous cemetery in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. The most significant tomb found in the cemetery consists of large room, some four by ... More


The RIEC Archaeological and Anthropological Surveys at the Site of Dayr al-Banat

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the result of the archaeological and anthropological survey at the site of Dayr al-Banat in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt conducted by the Russian Institute for Egyptology in Cairo ... More


The Medieval Coptic Cemetery at Naqlun

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the medieval Coptic cemetery discovered at the Naqlun archaeological site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. A total of 373 burials were uncovered which include men, women, and ... More


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