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An Egyptian Exception?

Jean-Luc Fournet

in The Rise of Coptic: Egyptian Versus Greek in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691198347
eISBN:
9780691201733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198347.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter provides an overview of the emergence of Coptic as the written form of Egyptian language. As is well known, a consequence of the Graeco-Macedonian conquest of Egypt and the establishment ... More


Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity

Otto F. A. Meinardus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774247576
eISBN:
9781617970986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity arrived early in Egypt, brought—according to tradition—by Saint Mark the Evangelist, who became the first patriarch of Alexandria. The Coptic Orthodox Church has flourished ever since, ... More


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