Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia free pdf Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Aswan region of Upper Egypt and in what was once Nubia, 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 Aswan and Nubia over the past centuries. The complexity of Christian identity in Nubia, as distinct from Egypt, is examined in the context of church ritual and architecture. Many of the studies explore Coptic material culture: inscriptions, art, architecture, and archaeology- and language and literature. The archaeological and artistic heritage of monastic sites in Edfu, Aswan, Makuria, and Kom Ombo are highlighted, attesting to their important legacies in the region.

About Founding Hany Takla

Gawdat Gabra is the former director of the Coptic Museum and the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books on the history and culture of Egyptian Christianity, including The Treasures of Coptic Art (AUC Press, 2006) and The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo (AUC Press, 2011). He is currently visiting professor of Coptic studies at Claremont Graduate University, California. Hany Takla

Details Book

Author : Founding Hany Takla
Publisher : American University in Cairo Press
Data Published : 15 February 2013
ISBN : 9774165616
EAN : 9789774165610
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt free pdfChristianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

    Christianity and monasticism have flourished in Upper (southern) 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..


  • Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt free pdfChristianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

    Christianity and monasticism have flourished in Upper (southern) Egypt from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contributors to this volume..


  • Coptic Monasteries Art and Architecture of Early Christian Egypt free pdfCoptic Monasteries Art and Architecture of Early Christian Egypt

    Egypt. the birthplace of communal monasticism. has a rich source of monasteries and monastic art. This volume takes the reader on a tour of the best preserved and most significant of these ancient centres..


  • Egypt free pdfEgypt

    Broken into 9 regions. the tour begins in Cairo and proceeds to the Delta and Suez. Alexandria. the Western Desert. Middle Egypt. Luxor. Aswan. and finally the Red Sea and Sinai..


  • The Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Museum and Churches of Old Cairo free pdfThe Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Museum and Churches of Old Cairo

    Egypt's Coptic Church is one of the oldest in the world. encompassing two millennia of history. tradition. and culture. The Coptic Museum. founded in Old Cairo in 1908. houses the world's largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic artifacts..


  • Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia free pdfChristianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

    . Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Aswan region of Upper Egypt and in what was once Nubia, from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The contr