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 comp

Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume I: Akhmim and Sohag

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 civilizati

Coptic Monasteries: Art and Architecture of Early Christian Egypt

Egypt, the birthplace of communal monasticism, has a rich store of monasteries and monastic art Coptic Monasteries takes the reader on a tour of the best preserved and most significant of these ancient religious centers, documenting in exhaustive detail the richness and the glory of the Coptic heri

The Treasures of Coptic Art: In the Coptic Museum and Churches of Old Cairo

Egypt s Coptic Church is one of the oldest in the world, with a cultural tradition dating back two millennia, during which time churches have been built and a variety of distinctive art forms have flourished The world s largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic artifacts is now housed in the

Coptic Art And Archaeology: The Art Of The Christian Egyptians From The Late Antique To The Middle Ages

Professor Alexander Badawy has written and profusely illustrated this rich study of the works of Coptic Egyptians starting in the early Christian period following the Antique and ending with the assimilation of Coptic art into that of Islam Coptic Art and Archaeology is based on extensive archaeo

Making Christians: Clement of Alexandria and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy

How did second century Christians vie with each other in seeking to produce an authoritative discourse of Christian identity In this innovative book, Denise Buell argues that many early Christians deployed the metaphors of procreation and kinship in the struggle over claims to represent the truth o