Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt
v. 2: Nag Hammadi - Esna
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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.
About the Author
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).
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