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Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia
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Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla

Abstract

Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Aswan region of Upper Egypt and in what was once Nubia, from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in Aswan and Nubia over the past centuries. The complexity of Christian identity in Nubia, as distinct from Egypt, is examined in the context of church ritual and architecture. Many of the studies explore Coptic material culture: inscriptions, art, architecture, and ar ... More

Keywords: Christianity, monasticism, Coptology, Nile Valley, Egypt, Gawdat Gabra, Hany Takla

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789774165610
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gawdat Gabra, editor
Claremont Graduate University

Hany Takla, author
Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

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Contents

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1 Coptic Ostraca from Hagr Edfu

Anke Ilona Blöbaum

4 Christianity on Philae

Samuel Moawad

10 Dayr al-Kubbaniya

Renate Dekker

14 Monastic Life in Makuria

Włodzimierz Godlewski

16 The Word and the Flesh

Karel C. Innemée