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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis
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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Gawdat Gabra


Christianity began in the large and fertile Fayoum Oasis of Egypt's Western Desert as early as the third century, and its presence has endured to the present day. This book, which constitutes a tribute to the scholarly work of the father of modern Coptology, Martin Krause, contains contributions on various aspects of Coptic civilization in Egypt's largest oasis over the past 1,800 years. The contributors are specialists in Coptology from Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, and the United States. A number of the studies included in the book de ... More

Keywords: Christianity, Fayoum Oasis, Western Desert, Coptology, Martin Krause, Coptic civilization, Deir al-Banat, Christian graves, necropolis, monastic settlements

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9789774248924
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gawdat Gabra, author

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