Schooldays in the Fayoum in the First Millennium

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9789774248924
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970443 | DOI:
Schooldays in the Fayoum in the First Millennium

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This chapter examines education and learning in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt during the first millennium. During this period, there was no school building nor a set curriculum established and administered by a governmental authority. However, preserved texts, including writings in papyrus, provide sufficient materials to understand the methods and goals of learning. The evidence from Fayoum suggests that the terms school and education are not narrowly defined in modern terms.

Keywords: education; learning; Fayoum Oasis; Egypt; schools

Chapter.  3271 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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