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Oxford publication

Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Apr. 12, 2013

by Joel Elowsky

We received notice of the following book that is forthcoming which we thought might be of interest to our readers:

Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia [Hardcover]
Hany Takla (Author), Gawdat Gabra (Editor)(Oxford University Press, not yet released

The description of the book from the jacket cover is as follows:

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.

It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon