Coptic and Islamic Studies
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August  2015
416 pp.
90 b/w illus. 
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15X23 cm
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Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Minya and Asyut Edited by Gawdat Gabra
Hany Takla

The legacies of the Coptic Christian presence in Middle Egypt from the fourth century to the present day

Christianity and monasticism have long flourished along the Nile in Middle Egypt, the region stretching from al-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchus) to Dayr al-Ganadla. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in Middle Egypt over the past two millennia. The studies explore Coptic art and archaeology, architecture, language, and literature. The artistic heritage of monastic sites in the region is highlighted, attesting to their important legacies.
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Gawdat Gabra is the former director of the Coptic Museum and the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books on the history and culture of Egyptian Christianity, including The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo (AUC Press, 2013). He is currently visiting professor of Coptic studies at Claremont Graduate University, California. Hany N. Takla is the founding president of the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society.

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