Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2008

288 Pages | 40 B/W illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774161223

Bookseller Code (06)

Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Edited by Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

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