Coptic Perspectives on Late Antiquity, Hardback Book

Coptic Perspectives on Late Antiquity Hardback

Part of the Variorum Collected Studies series

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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 conquAtes 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 faAon 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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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: African history
  • ISBN: 9780860783640

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