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Title:  Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Author:  by Gawdat Gabra


Format: Hardcover  

Book condition:  Used - Like New 

Cover:  Used - Like New 


Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Sohag region of Upper Egypt from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag over the past seventeen hundred 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.


Publisher : ‎ The American University in Cairo Press; 2008 

Hardcover ‏: ‎ 350 pages

ISBN-10 ‏: ‎ 977416122X

ISBN-13 ‏: ‎ 978-9774161223



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‏Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag by Gawd

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