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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


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