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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

v. I: Akhmim and Sohag

By Gawdat Gabra (Edited by), Hany Takla (Edited by), Heike Behlmer (Contributions by), Elizabeth S. Bolman (Contributions by)

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Format: Hardback, 350 pages
Other Information: 40 b/w illustrations
Published In: Egypt, 01 January 2008
Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Sohag region of Upper 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 in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag over the past seventeen hundred years. Many of the studies center on the person and legacy of the great Coptic saint, Shenoute the Archimandrite (348-466 CE), looking at his preserved writings, his life, his place in Pachomian monasticism, his relations with the patriarchs in Alexandria, and the life in his monastic system. Other studies deal with the art, architecture, and archaeology of the two great monasteries that he founded and the archaeological and artistic heritage of the region.

About the Author

Gawdat Gabra is the author or editor of numerous books on Egyptian Christianity, including Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis (AUC Press, 2005). Hany N. Takla is the founding president of the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society.

EAN: 9789774161223
ISBN: 977416122X
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Dimensions: 23.62 x 15.75 x 2.79 centimetres (0.82 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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