Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2010

224 Pages | 8 Illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774163456

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Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt 1218-1250

Kurt J. Werthmuller

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Using the life and writings of Cyril III Ibn Laqlaq, 75th patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, along with a variety of Christian and Muslim chroniclers, this study explores the identity and context of the Christian community of Egypt and its relations with the leadership of the Ayyubid dynasty in the early thirteenth century. Kurt Werthmuller introduces new scholarship that illuminates the varied relationships between medieval Christians of Egypt and their Muslim neighbors.