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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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Schooldays in the Fayoum in the First Millennium

Schooldays in the Fayoum in the First Millennium

(p.33) 4 Schooldays in the Fayoum in the First Millennium
Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Gawdat Gabra

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter examines education and learning in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt during the first millennium. During this period, there was no school building nor a set curriculum established and administered by a governmental authority. However, preserved texts, including writings in papyrus, provide sufficient materials to understand the methods and goals of learning. The evidence from Fayoum suggests that the terms school and education are not narrowly defined in modern terms.

Keywords:   education, learning, Fayoum Oasis, Egypt, schools

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