This chapter examines the history of the relationship between Shenoute's White Monastery and the Pachomian federation, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the historical development and creative memory of the Upper Egyptian coenobitic movement. While the evidence is necessarily sparse, enough survives to permit a tentative reconstruction of the various stages involved in the process.
Keywords: Shenoute; White Monastery; Pachomian; coenobitic movement
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