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The Legacy of Demetrius of Alexandria 189-232 CE : The Form and Function of Hagiography in Late Antique and Islamic Egypt, Hardback Book

The Legacy of Demetrius of Alexandria 189-232 CE : The Form and Function of Hagiography in Late Antique and Islamic Egypt Hardback

Part of the Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World series

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This is the first full-length study of Demetrius of Alexandria (189-232 ce), who generated a neglected, yet remarkable hagiographic program that secured him a positive legacy throughout the Middle Ages and the modern era.

Drawing upon Patristic, Coptic, and Arabic sources spanning a millennium, the analysis contextualizes the Demetrian corpus at its various stages of composition and presents the totality of his hagiographic corpus in translation.

This volume constitutes a definitive study of Demetrius, but more broadly, it provides a clearly delineated hagiographic program and charts its evolution against a backdrop of political developments and intercommunal interactions.

This fascinating study is a useful resource for students of Demetrius and the Church in Egypt in this period, but also for anyone working on Early Christianity and hagiography more generally.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: African history
  • ISBN: 9781138189324

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