Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 December 2010

372 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774163111

Bookseller Code (06)

Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

Volume 2: Nag Hammadi - Esna

Edited by Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Christianity and monasticism have flourished in 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 along the Nile Valley from Nag Hammadi (associated with the famous discovery of Gnostic papyri) through Luxor and Coptos and south to Esna over the past seventeen hundred years, looking at Coptic religious history, tradition, language, heritage, and material culture in the region through texts, art, architecture and archaeology.