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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum OasisEssays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause$
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Gawdat Gabra

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9789774248924

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001

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The Relation between the Fayoum and the Monastery of al-Suryan in the Late Medieval Period

The Relation between the Fayoum and the Monastery of al-Suryan in the Late Medieval Period

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(p.289) 25 The Relation between the Fayoum and the Monastery of al-Suryan in the Late Medieval Period
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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis
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Gawdat Gabra

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0025

This chapter aims to clarify the links between Fayoum Province and the monastery of al-Suryan, located in Wadi al-Natrun, in the late medieval period. It provides examples of eminent monks who lived in the monastery at that time who had some Fayoumic connections. Some of the monks who were linked with the Fayoum and the monastery of al-Suryan include Priest Mikhail ibn Yuhanna al-Bahnasawi, the monk Dumadiyus al-Suryani, and Priest Dumadiyus al-Asyuti.

Keywords:   Fayoum Province, al-Suryan, monks, Mikhail ibn Yuhanna al-Bahnasawi, Dumadiyus al-Suryani, Dumadiyus al-Asyuti

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