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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla


Christianity and monasticism have flourished in Upper Egypt from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization along the Nile Valley, from Nag Hammadi (associated with the famous discovery of Gnostic papyri), through Luxor and Coptos, and south to Esna, over the past 1700 years, looking at Coptic religious history, tradition, language, heritage, and material culture in the region through texts, art, architecture, and archaeology.

Keywords: Christianity, monasticism, Upper Egypt, Coptology, Coptic civilization, Nile Valley, Nag Hammadi, Gnostic papyri, Luxor, Coptos

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789774163111
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gawdat Gabra, editor

Hany N. Takla, editor

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1 New Ostraca from Thebes

Iwona Antoniak

10 Esna Martyrs

Bishop Martyros1

16 Athanasius of Qus and His Time

Youhanna Nessim Youssef

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