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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt
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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

Abstract

Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Sohag region of Upper Egypt from as early as the 4th century until the present day. Chapters examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag over the past 1700 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 ar ... More

Keywords: Christianity, monasticism, Nile Valley, Sohag, Upper Egypt, Coptology, Coptic civilization, Shenoute, patriarchs, Alexandria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789774161223
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gawdat Gabra, editor

Hany N. Takla, editor

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