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A Female Martyr Cult in the Nile Delta: Dimyana and the Forty Virgins

Febe Armanios

in Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744848
eISBN:
9780199894963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744848.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The third chapter examines the popularity of a supposedly ancient female martyr, St. Dimyana, whose cult, according to seventeenth and eighteenth century sources, was centered on springtime ... More


Hydrological Context

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter aims at providing a general overview of the hydrological context underlying the human settlement of the Nile Delta – and of the Mendesian Nome – from the Predynastic to the Arab periods. ... More


Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Katherine Blouin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Between the Roman annexation of Egypt and the Arab period, the Nile Delta went from consisting of seven branches to two, namely the current Rosetta and Damietta branches. For historians, this may ... More


The Boukoloi Uprising1

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

During the second half of the second century AD, the northern Nile Delta was prey to troubles involving insurgents commonly known as the Boukoloi, from the Greek boukolos, ‘herdsman’. To date, this ... More


The Traditions of the Holy Family and the Development of Christianity in the Nile Delta

Ashraf Alexandre Sadek

in Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

After traveling through the Sinai, the Holy Family, according to tradition, walked from east to west through the Nile Delta. The various written and oral traditions mention eight place names ... More


The Veneration of Anba Hadid and the Nile Delta in the Thirteenth Century

Asuka Tsuji

in Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the life of a little-known saint, Hadid, who resided in the Nile Delta in the thirteenth century, and some aspects of the Christian demography of the northwestern part of Lower ... More


Nile Journey Times

John P. Cooper

in The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter uses data from the travel accounts of people sailing on the river in the medieval and early modern periods to establish typical times taken to travel between key locations on the ... More


Introduction

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the subject, methodology, and organization of this book and sets it within the broader framework of scholarship on the Nile Delta, the agrarian economy of Hellenistic and ... More


Gender, Behavior, and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt

Samiha El Katsha and Susan Watts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774247286
eISBN:
9781617970245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247286.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

An estimated 200 million people in the world suffer from schistosomiasis (bilharzia), and according to the World Health Organization it ranks second behind malaria in terms of socioeconomic and ... More


Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Wafaa El Saddik and Rüdiger Heimlich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Growing up in Egypt's Nile Delta, the author was fascinated by the magnificent pharaonic monuments from an early age, and as a student dreamed of conducting excavations and working in the Egyptian ... More


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