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The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy
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The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

Magdi Guirguis and Nelly van Doorn-Harder


This third and final volume of The Popes of Egypt spans the five centuries from the arrival of the Ottomans in 1517 to the present era. Hardly any scholarly work has been written about the Copts during the Ottoman period. Using court, financial, and building records, as well as archives from the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate and monasteries, this book reconstructs the authority of the popes and the organization of the Coptic community during this time. The chapters reveal that the popes held complete authority over their flock at the beginning of the Ottoman rule, deciding over questions rangin ... More

Keywords: Coptic Papacy, Coptic Orthodox Church, Orthodox Patriarchate, Ottoman rule

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789774161032
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Magdi Guirguis, author
Cairo University

Nelly van Doorn-Harder, author
Wake Forest University School of Medicine