Christianity and Monasticism in Upper EgyptVolume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Christianity and Monasticism in Upper EgyptVolume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

Print publication date: 2011

ISBN: 9789774163111

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press

Abstract

Christianity and monasticism have flourished in Upper Egypt from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization along the Nile Valley, from Nag Hammadi (associated with the famous discovery of Gnostic papyri), through Luxor and Coptos, and south to Esna, over the past 1700 years, looking at Coptic religious history, tradition, language, heritage, and material culture in the region through texts, art, architecture, and archaeology.

Table of Contents

1 New Ostraca from Thebes

Iwona Antoniak

10 Esna Martyrs

Bishop Martyros1

16 Athanasius of Qus and His Time

Youhanna Nessim Youssef

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