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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


Pachomius

William, S.J. Harmless

in Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Pachomius (c.292–346) is often (and somewhat inaccurately) singled out as the founder of cenobitic monasticism, that is, of monks living in organized communities. He established in Upper Egypt a ... More


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

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have flourished in Upper Egypt from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology, examine ... More


The Pedagogy of Empowerment: Community Schools as a Social Movement in Egypt

Malak Zaalouk

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160264
eISBN:
9781617970252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160264.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This new study weaves anthropological detail with hard facts and analysis as it takes the reader to visit the community schools of Upper Egypt. It offers a historical understanding of the initiative ... More


Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Sohag region of Upper Egypt from as early as the 4th century until the present day. Chapters examine various aspects of ... More


Films and Cartoons: The Second Pen

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Describes and analyzes the use of styles of dress, music, and language in two films: Muhami khul' and Uridu khul'an, showing that these works of popular culture served to articulate a political ... More


The Pachomian Federation and Lower Egypt: The Ties that Bind

James E. Goehring

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/9789774167775.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter deals with the monasteries in Lower Egypt that were part of the Pachomian Federation of Upper Egypt. In the discourse of Coptic Christian history, the Pachomians retain their place as ... More


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

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have long flourished in the northern part of Upper Egypt and in the Nile Delta, from Beni Suef to the Mediterranean coast. The chapters in this volume, written by ... More


A Second Voyage to Nubia

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

After the equinox but not until June 23 1827, Hay and Lane, and presumably Kalitza, set sail for Upper Egypt and Nubia. Two day's sailing brought them to Beni Soueif at midmorning, where they left ... More


Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Charles Le Quesne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This volume presents the results of recent archaeological and historical studies of the Ottoman fort of Quseir, which was Upper Egypt's only direct outlet to the Red Sea at that time. Illustrated ... More


Toward an Understanding of the ‘Akhmim Style’ Icons and Ciboria: The Indigenous and the Foreign1

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Akhmim ciboria and icons with saints displaying rosaries fit into the period between the inimitable Mattary and the sophisticated Ibrahim al-Nasih, who worked between the 1740s and 1780. It is ... More


Introduction

Patrick D. Gaffney

in The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter notes how the study of Islamic preaching came into fruition. This study is the accumulated product of several periods of field research, the longest of which was the first, an ... More


Imagined Empires: A History of Revolt in Egypt

Zeinab Abul-Magd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275522
eISBN:
9780520956537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275522.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Through a microhistory of Qina, a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in this province over the last five hundred years. It ... More


Girʼga, Abydos, &c.—Denʼdarʼa.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Gir'ga, or Jir'ja, is still a large and flourishing town; but not so populous or wealthy as it was prior to the fall of the Memloo'ks; for during the period of their ascendancy it was the capital of ... More


Asyoo't, &c., to Girʼga.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0024
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the author's arrival at the large village of Munckaba't, where the western chain of mountains behind Asyoo't becomes a prominent feature in the landscape. Asyoo ‘t is also ... More


Christianity in Dandara and Medamud

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/9789774163111.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The capital of the sixth province in Upper Egypt during the pharaonic period was known as Dandara. The oldest tradition of Christians in Dandara is found in a reference in the Arabic Synaxarion under ... More


The Bahr Yusuf

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/9789774166143.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This short chapter discusses historical evidence for the existence of the Bahr-Yusuf and its head on the main Nile.


Wandering Poets: A Literary Movement in Byzantine Egypt

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that in late antiquity most Greek poets came from Upper Egypt rather than the traditional centers. They were mostly professional poets who traveled widely in search of patrons. In ... 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


Mesokemic or ‘Middle Egyptian’—the Coptic Dialect of Oxyrhynchos (?)

Frank Feder

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Mesokemic (siglum: M) is a dialect of Coptic that was discovered relatively late. Paul E. Kahle was the first to describe its characteristics and distinguish M clearly from the other dialects of ... More


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