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Coptic civilization : two thousand years of Christianity in Egypt /

Egypt's Copts make up one of the oldest and largest Christian communities in the Middle East. Yet despite the availability of a large number of books on aspects of Coptic culture, including art and architecture, monasticism, theology, and music, there is to date no single volume that provides a...

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Other Authors: Gabra, Gawdat, (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cairo ; New York : A Saint Mark Foundation Book : American University in Cairo Press, [2014]
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Summary:Egypt's Copts make up one of the oldest and largest Christian communities in the Middle East. Yet despite the availability of a large number of books on aspects of Coptic culture, including art and architecture, monasticism, theology, and music, there is to date no single volume that provides a comprehensive cultural history of the Copts and their achievements. 'Coptic Civilization' aims to fill this gap, by introducing the general reader, the interested non-specialist, to Coptic culture in all its variety and multi-faceted richness. With contributions by twenty scholars, 'Coptic Civilization' includes chapters on monasticism, the Coptic language, Coptic literature, Christian Arabic literature, the objects and documents of daily life, magic, art and architecture, and textiles, as well as the history of Coptic Church, its liturgy, theology, and music.
Item Description:"A Saint Mark Foundation book"--T.p.
Physical Description:xxii, 338 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color facsimiles, plans, portraits (some color), music, 1 map ; 30 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-338).
ISBN:9789774166556 (hc)
9774166558 (hc)
9789774165474
9774165470