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Evagrius of Pontus: The Greek Ascetic Corpus

Robert E. Sinkewicz

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199259939
eISBN:
9780191698651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Evagrius of Pontus (c.345–99) was one of the most prominent figures among the monks of the desert settlements of Nitria, Sketis, and Kellia in Lower Egypt. Through the course of his ascetic writings ... 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


Voyage up the Branch of Resheeʼd.

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/9789774245251.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes the scenery around the river Nile. It discusses the names of Lower Egypt and of its principal provinces. It gives an overview of the customs of the peasants of the Bohhey'reh. ... More


Waiting for the Revolution: Women’s Perceptions from Upper and Lower Rural Egypt

Lorenzo Kamel and Maha Ezzat Elkholy

in Women Rising: In and Beyond the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479846641
eISBN:
9781479856961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.003.0032
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

A common perception of the Egyptian revolution is that women from rural areas played a passive role in the entire process. Lorenzo Kamel and Maha Ezzat Elkholy argue that these impressions are rather ... More


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