Egypt in the Byzantine World, 300-700
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Egypt in the period from the reign of the emperor Constantine to the Arab conquest was both a vital part of the Late Roman and Byzantine world, participating fully in the culture of its wider Mediterranean society, and a distinctive milieu, launched on a path to developing the Coptic Christian culture that we see fully only after the end of Byzantine rule. This book is the first comprehensive survey of Egypt to treat this entire period including the first half-century of Arab rule. Twenty-one renowned specialists present the history, society, economy, culture, religious institutions, art and architecture of the period. Topics covered range from elite literature to mummification and from…
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/16/2007
Size: 6.46" wide x 9.21" long x 1.30" tall
|List of illustrations
|List of abbreviations
|The Culture of Byzantine Egypt
|Poets and pagans in Byzantine Egypt
|Higher education in early Byzantine Egypt: Rhetoric, Latin, and the law
|Philosophy in its social context
|Coptic literature in the Byzantine and early Islamic world
|Early Christian architecture in Egypt and its relationship to the architecture of the Byzantine world
|Coptic and Byzantine textiles found in Egypt: Corpora, collections, and scholarly perspectives
|Between tradition and innovation: Egyptian funerary practices in late antiquity
|Government, Environments, Society, and Economy
|Alexandria in the fourth to seventh centuries
|The other cities in later Roman Egypt
|Byzantine Egyptian villages
|The imperial presence: Government and army
|Byzantine Egypt and imperial law
|Aristocratic landholding and the economy of Byzantine Egypt
|Gender and society in Byzantine Egypt
|Christianity: The Church and Monasticism
|The institutional church
|The cult of saints: A haven of continuity in a changing world?
|Divine architects: Designing the monastic dwelling place
|Monasticism in Byzantine Egypt: Continuity and memory
|Depicting the kingdom of heaven: Paintings and monastic practice in early Byzantine Egypt
|The Arab conquest of Egypt and the beginning of Muslim rule