Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt
Akhmim and Sohag v. I
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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt by Gawdat Gabra
Book DescriptionChristianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Sohag region of Upper Egypt 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 the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag over the past seventeen hundred years. Many of the studies center on the person and legacy of the great Coptic saint, Shenoute the Archimandrite (348-466 CE), looking at his preserved writings, his life, his place in Pachomian monasticism, his relations with the patriarchs in Alexandria, and the life in his monastic system. Other studies deal with the art, architecture, and archaeology of the two great monasteries that he founded and the archaeological and artistic heritage of the region.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774161223
(236mm x 157mm x 28mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: Egypt
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With contributions by twenty scholars, Coptic Civilization includes chapters on monasticism, the Coptic language, Coptic literature, Christian Arabic literature, the objects and documents of daily life, magic, art and architecture, and textiles, as well as the history of Coptic Church, its liturgy, theology, and music.
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Author Biography - Gawdat Gabra
Gawdat Gabra is the author or editor of numerous books on Egyptian Christianity, including Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis (AUC Press, 2005). Hany N. Takla is the founding president of the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society.
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