Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166631

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CAIRO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The American University in Cairo Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see http://www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 December 2017

Christianity in Asyut in Modern History

Christianity in Asyut in Modern History

Chapter:
(p.99) 10 Christianity in Asyut in Modern History
Source:
Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt
Author(s):

Adel F. Sadek

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0010

This chapter reviews the modern history of the region of Asyut over the past few centuries and the role it played in the overall modern history of Christianity in Egypt. By the second half of the eighteenth century Asyut had taken Girga's place as the capital of Upper Egypt. Asyut is also known as the Copts' “capital,” due to either its large population of Copts—estimated, in the mid-nineteenth century, to be as high as 50 percent of Asyut's entire population—or their economic power and wealth. The city had a strong economy, which can be attributed to its excellent agricultural production as well as its central location through which tourists passed during their Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan in the winter. American missionaries, who began coming in the middle of the nineteenth century, formed the largest group of missionaries working in Egypt.

Keywords:   Asyut, Christianity, Egypt, Copts, American missionaries, agricultural production

Cairo Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .