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Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt
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Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla


Christianity and monasticism have long flourished in the northern part of Upper Egypt and in the Nile Delta, from Beni Suef to the Mediterranean coast. The chapters in this volume, written by international specialists in Coptology, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in northern Egypt over the past two millennia. The book presents a broad picture of Christianity and monasticism in terms of the history, literature, language, art and architecture, and people of these regions from the first century to the late twentieth century. The chapters explore Coptic art and archaeology, architec ... More

Keywords: Christianity, monasticism, Upper Egypt, Coptic civilization, Coptic art, Coptic archaeology, Coptic architecture, Coptic language, Coptic literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9789774167775
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gawdat Gabra, editor
Claremont Graduate University

Hany N. Takla, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

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