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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

v. 2: Nag Hammadi - Esna

By Gawdat Gabra (Edited by), Hany N. Takla (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 372 pages
Published In: Egypt, 15 December 2010
Christianity and monasticism have flourished in Upper (southern) Egypt from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, 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 seventeen hundred years, looking at Coptic religious history, tradition, language, heritage, and material culture in the region through texts, art, architecture, and archaeology.

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GAWDAT GABRA is the author or editor of numerous books on Egyptian Christianity. HANY N. TAKLA is the founding president of the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society. Together they edited Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt, Volume 1: Sohag and Akhmim (AUC Press, 2008).

EAN: 9789774163111
ISBN: 9774163117
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Dimensions: 23.37 x 16 x 3.05 centimetres (0.84 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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