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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

Edited by Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9789774161223
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970450 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.001.0001
Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

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Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Sohag region of Upper Egypt from as early as the 4th century until the present day. Chapters examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag over the past 1700 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.

Keywords: Christianity; monasticism; Nile Valley; Sohag; Upper Egypt; Coptology; Coptic civilization; Shenoute; patriarchs; Alexandria

Book.  288 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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“Do not Believe Every Word Like the Fool … !” in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

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Care for the Sick in Shenoute's Monasteries in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

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Shenoute's Place in the History of Monasticism in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

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Pachomius and the White Monastery in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

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The Ancient Rules of Shenoute's Monastic Federation in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

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The Fate of the White Monastery Library in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

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The Coptic Life of Shenoute in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

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Shenoute as Reflected in the Vita and the Difnar in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

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