Coptic and Islamic Studies
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384 pp.
45 bw 
15X23 cm
ISBN 9789774167775
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Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt

Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta Edited by Gawdat Gabra
Hany N. Takla

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

Christianity and monasticism have long flourished in the northern part of Upper Egypt and in the Nile Delta, from Beni Suef to the Mediterranean coast. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in northern 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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