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Description - The Rise of Coptic: Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antiquity by Jean-Luc Fournet

Coptic emerged as the written form of the Egyptian language in the third century, when Greek was still the official language in Egypt. By the time of the Arab conquest of Egypt in 641, Coptic had almost achieved official status, but only after an unusually prolonged period of stagnation. Jean-Luc Fournet traces this complex history, showing how the

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691198347
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2020
Country of Publication: United States

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