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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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Manuscripts and Literature in Fayoumic Coptic

Manuscripts and Literature in Fayoumic Coptic

(p.21) 3 Manuscripts and Literature in Fayoumic Coptic
Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Gawdat Gabra

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter examines the Coptic manuscripts and literature based on evidence found in Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It describes the causes of the poor survival of the Fayoumic manuscripts and provides an overview of the different categories of the surviving literature, both edited and unedited. The analysis reveals that the remnants of the literature in this dialect show that there was an original and very ancient production.

Keywords:   Coptic manuscripts, Coptic literature, Fayoum Oasis, Egypt, Coptic studies, ancient literature

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