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The Christian Epigraphy of Egypt and Nubia

Author : Jacques van der Vliet
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The present book collects 31 articles that Jacques van der Vliet, a leading scholar in the field of Coptic Studies (Leiden University / Radboud University, Nijmegen), has published since 1999 on Christian inscriptions from Egypt and Nubia. These inscriptions are dated between the third/fourth and the fourteenth centuries, and are often written in Coptic and/or Greek, once in Latin, and sometimes (partly) in Arabic, Syriac or Old Nubian. They include inscriptions on tomb stones, walls of religious buildings, tools, vessels, furniture, amulets and even texts on luxury garments. Whereas earlier scholars in the field of Coptic Studies often focused on either Coptic or Greek, Van der Vliet argues that inscriptions in different languages that appear in the same space or on the same kind of objects should be examined together. In addition, he aims to combine the information from documentary texts, archaeological remains and inscriptions, in order to reconstruct the economic, social and religious life of monastic or civil communities. He practiced this methodology in his studies on the Fayum, Wadi al-Natrun, Sohag, Western Thebes and the region of Aswan and Northern Nubia, which are all included in this book.

The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology

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More than 400 distinguished scholars, including archaeologists, art historians, historians, epigraphers, and theologians, have written the 1,455 entries in this monumental encyclopedia--the first comprehensive reference work of its kind. From Aachen to Zurzach, Paul Corby Finney's three-volume masterwork draws on archaeological and epigraphic evidence to offer readers a basic orientation to early Christian architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaic, and portable artifacts created roughly between AD 200 and 600 in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Clear, comprehensive, and richly illustrated, this work will be an essential resource for all those interested in late antique and early Christian art, archaeology, and history. --

Historical Dictionary of Medieval Christian Nubia

Author : Richard A. Lobban Jr.
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Medieval Christian Nubia is often a neglected period of medieval African history. Because meaning is determined largely by context this work traces the Greco-Roman, Meroitic and Jewish precursors. The regional, historical and theological schisms within Christianity are also a highlight. The dynamics of the three Nubian kingdoms of Nobatia, Mukurra, and Alwa are the centerpiece of this book that covers mural arts, architecture, and the names of the leading kings and bishops. Another strength of the book is the analysis of the 700-year baqt peace treaty between Christian Nubia and Islamic Egypt; this is considered to be the longest lasting treaty in diplomatic history. The complex transition from Christianity to Islam in the 14th century is analyzed in great personal, political, and military detail. Historical Dictionary of Medieval Christian Nubia contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture of the medieval Nubians. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Medieval Christian Nubia.

The Coptic Life of Aaron

Author : Jacques van der Vliet
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This book offers the first critical edition of the Life of Aaron, a Coptic hagiographical work describing monastic life at the southern Egyptian frontier in the fourth-fifth centuries, together with a new translation and a detailed commentary.

Zeitschrift f r Papyrologie und Epigraphik

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Rocznik Papirologii Prawniczej

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Beitr ge zur Sudanforschung

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The Gentleman s Magazine Or Monthly Intelligencer

Author : Edward Cave
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Catalogue of the Coptic Inscriptions in the Sudan National Museum at Khartoum I Khartoum Copt

Author : Jacques van der Vliet
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The Museum holds the world's largest collection of Christian inscriptions from Nubia south of the modern frontier with Egypt, about half of the which are in Coptic. The Greek texts are cataloged in a companion volume. The 128 inscriptions here are only monumental, the object of traditional epigraphy, and do not include the related dipinti accompanying wall paintings and graffiti on pottery. Almost all of them are funerary. Even the smallest fragments are included, because the knowledge of Medieval Nubia is quite meager and anything may prove useful. The copious notes and comments pay much attention to questions of archaeological context, language variation, and literary culture. The pieces are illustrated with monochrome photographs. Distributed by The David Brown Book Company. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The Dictionary of Art

Author : Jane Turner
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Archaeological Survey of Egypt

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Nubian Culture Past and Present

Author : Tomas Hägg
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The West Bank Survey from Faras to Gemai Sites of Christian age

Author : Hans-Åke Nordström
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This second volume in a series publishing the results of the UNESCO-Sudan Antiquities Service Survey in northern Sudan, ahead of the flooding of the area by the Aswan High Dam, focuses on the Christian Nubian period sites dating to between AD580 and 1500. The sites are divided into site types: churches, fortifications, habitation sites, industrial and commerical sites, and mortuary sites. Within these, the sites are arranged in terms of their location from north to south, and include a description of the site and a list of finds. These finds, both pottery and other (including objects made from glass, metal, stone, ivory, shell, and leather), are discussed in more detail in subsequent chapters. The first volume to be published (by BAR in 2004) dealt with the Meroitic and Ballana phase sites. Future volumes will describe sites from the earlier, pre-Pharaonic and Pharaonic phases.

Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

Author : Gawdat Gabra
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Volume 2: "Christianity and monasticism have flourished in 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 civilization along the Nile Valley from Nag Hammadi (associated with the famous discovery of Gnostic papyri) through Luxor and Coptos and south to Esna over the past seventeen hundred years, looking at Coptic religious history, tradition, language, heritage, and material culture in the region through texts, art, architecture and archaeology."--Publisher's website.

The Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia

Author : Derek A. Welsby
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Nubia had a rich pagan heritage, stretching back thousands of years. During probably the 6th century AD various factors led to the adoption of Christianity. This book charts this huge cultural transition and its impact.

Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia

Author : Richard A. Lobban Jr.
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The Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia covers the period from the Paleolithic, all the periods of ancient Nubia (Predynastic, Kerma, Dynasty XXV, Napatan, Meroitic, Post-Meroitic) and to the end of medieval Christianity in Nubia (Sudan). This resource focuses on Nubian history through a Nubian perspective, rather than on the more common Egypto-centrism perspective, and the coverage is based on the latest and best archaeological and epigraphic evidence. Newly created maps of the general area and its specific regions and place names and a photospread showing important related features of the region are included. A detailed chronology provides a timeline of historical events, and an introductory narrative shapes the overall history and leads to the main body of the work in the form of a cross-referenced dictionary. The descriptive entries cover the main features of the region in the various periods that are key not only to Nubian events, but also to the important interactions they had with Egypt to the north. Nine appendices and an extensive bibliography conclude this work. Lobban has been teaching Nubian studies in undergraduate classrooms for thirty years, and this book is a product of his hands-on experiences as well as extensive anthropological fieldwork and travel in Sudanese and Egyptian Nubia.

Protection of Mankind s Cultural Heritage

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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Race and Identity in the Nile Valley

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The Unesco Courier

Author : Unesco
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