Coptic Perspectives on Late Antiquity (Variorum Collected Studies CS 398)

Coptic Perspectives on Late Antiquity (Variorum Collected Studies CS 398)

By: Leslie S. B. MacCoull (author)Hardback

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The transitions from Antiquity to the Middle Ages continue to demand explanation; in the case of Egypt there is the added question of why the Coptic language died out following the Arab conquests. In these studies Dr MacCoull draws on the extensive papyrological evidence, in both Coptic and Greek, to explore the Egypt of the 6th-8th centuries, its culture, religion and society. One group of articles focuses on the figure of the lawyer-poet Dioscorus of Aphrodito; in others she examines the adjustments made by Christian Egyptians as they became a minority under Muslim rule, as well as the methodologies of studying this society. Les differents passages de l'Antiquite au Moyen Age necessitent encore un certain nombre d'explications; dans le cas de l'Egypte, s'ajoute la question de l'extinction de la langue copte A la suite des conquA*tes arabes. Au cours de ces etudes, le Dr MacCoull s'appuie sur l'abondante documentation papyrologique, en langue grecque et copte, afin d'explorer l'Egypte du 6e au 8e siecle, sa culture, sa religion et sa societe. Un groupe d'articles se concentre sur le personnage du poete juriste Dioscore d'Aphrodito; d'ailleurs, elle examine la faA on dont les Chretiens egyptiens se sont adaptes alors qu'ils devenaient une minorite sous l'empire des musulmans, ainsi que la methodologie relative A l'etude de cette societe.

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Leslie S.B. MacCoull, Society for Coptic Archaeology (North America)


Contents: Introduction; Towards a new understanding of Coptic Egypt; The Coptic archive of Dioscorus of Aphrodito; The imperial chairetismos of Dioscorus of Aphrodito; A Trinitarian formula in Dioscorus of Aphrodito; MonoeidA*s in Dioscorus of Aphrodito: an addendum; The panegyric on Justin II by Dioscorus of Aphrodito; A Coptic cession of land by Dioscorus of Aphrodito: Alexandria meets Cairo; Further notes on the Greek-Coptic glossary of Dioscorus of Aphrodito; Dioscorus of Aphrodito and John Philoponus; Dioscorus and the dukes: an aspect of Coptic Hellenism in the 6th century; The Coptic papyri from Apollonos AnA'; Coptic Egypt during the Persian occupation: the papyrological evidence; Stud. Pal. XV 250ab: a Monophysite trishagion for the Nile flood; Redating the inscription of el-Moallaqa; Coptic alchemy and craft technology in Islamic Egypt: the papyrological evidence; Coptic documentary papyri in the collection of the Society for Coptic Archaeology, Cairo; Patronage and the social order in Coptic Egypt; The Aphrodito murder mystery; The paschal letter of Alexander II, patriarch of Alexandria: a Greek defense of Coptic theology under Arab rule; Notes on the social structure of late antique Aphrodito; Additions to the prosopography of Aphrodito from the Coptic documents; Sinai icon B.49: Egypt and iconoclasm; The Coptic Cambyses narrative reconsidered; Egyptian elements in the Christus Patiens; Three cultures under Arab rule: the fate of Coptic; The strange death of Coptic culture; Approaches to Coptic studies; Coptic sources: a problem in the sociology of knowledge; Towards an appropriate context for the study of late antique Egypt; Index.

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  • publication date: 26/02/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780860783640
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780860783640
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 0860783642

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