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Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt
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Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla

Abstract

Christianity and monasticism have long flourished along the Nile in Middle Egypt, the region stretching from al-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchus) to Dayr al-Ganadla. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in Middle Egypt over the past two millennia, including examining the Christian heritage of important sites in Egypt, including Oxyrhynchos (al-Bahnasa); the sites of Antinoë, Hermopolis (al-Ashmunayn), and al-Shaykh Saʻid; Bawit; Dayr al-Muharraq; and Asyut. The studies explore Coptic art and archaeolog ... More

Keywords: Christianity, monasticism, Middle Egypt, Nile, Coptology, Coptic civilization, monastic sites

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9789774166631
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gawdat Gabra, editor
Clarement Graduate University

Hany Takla, editor

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12 John of Lykopolis

Mark Sheridan

16 Snippets from the Past

Jacques van der Vliet

18 L⋆ as a Secret Language

Ewa D. Zakrzewska

21 Recent Excavations at Bawit

Gisèle Hadji-Minaglou

24 Al-Shaykh Sa‘id Revisited

Gertrud J.M. van Loon

26 The Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary at al-Muharraq, Mount Qusqam: Reflections of Its Monks Today

Fr. Philoxenos al-Muharraqi and a group of the monastery’s monks

27 An Overview of Rock-cut Coptic Sites in Asyut

Ashraf Nageh and Mary Kupelian