The Christian Epigraphy of Egypt and Nubia

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.

Author: Jacques van der Vliet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351133454

Category: History

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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

Otherwise, Christian Egypt and Nubia were hardly visible in the great epigraphic
corpora of 19th-c. scholarship. Only in the early 20th c. did a still-indispensable
corpus of Greek-only Christian inscriptions from Egypt and Nubia appear ...

Author: Finney

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802890164

Category: Art, Early Christian

Page: 130

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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. --

Zeitschrift f r Papyrologie und Epigraphik

The proposed reconstruction is almost entirely certain , because prayers for the
dead in inscriptions from Nubia always start ... This is one of the most
characteristic expressions of Christian epigraphy of Egypt and Nubia , both in
Greek and in ...

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Rocznik Papirologii Prawniczej

No watertight compartments separated the Christian populations of Egypt and
Nubia , and this is also apparent in their epigraphic habits . Moreover , towards
the end of the first millennium , Christian funerary epigraphy in the Nile Valley at ...

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Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia

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.

Author: Richard A. Lobban Jr.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810865785

Category: History

Page: 560

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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.

Archaeological Survey of Egypt

Schliephack's Ibrîm photographs are technical studies of the early Christian
buildings published in the present volume 2 of Lower Nubia on behalf of the
University of As part of a general survey of the antiquities of Pennsylvania.5
Egyptian Nubia which Arthur E. P. Weigall It ... These were executed by Barsanti
in temple of Ellesîya at the north end of Ibrîm March 1910.6 village ; the
inscriptions to be found ...

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Catalogue of the Coptic Inscriptions in the Sudan National Museum at Khartoum I Khartoum Copt

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.

Author: Jacques van der Vliet

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042912519

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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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 Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

As a late Christian date has been suggested for Church 2 , on the basis of
stratified ceramics , a date later than the ... Epigraphic work included the planning
and photography of the rock - cut footprints and graffiti in the temples and ... The
Ibrîm Meroitic cemetery must be classed as unique evidence for the early Meroitic
population ( or repopulation ) of Lower Nubia and its contacts with the Roman
world .

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Race and Identity in the Nile Valley

the political ancestor of western European democracy while the next door
neighbors of Egypt and Nubia are perceived as ... Some are far more at ease with
hieroglyphic epigraphy than with conversational Arabic . ... Christian periods .

Author: Middle East Studies Association of North America. Meeting

Publisher: Red Sea Press(NJ)

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Page: 292

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The Unesco Courier

Built in the Roman period and re - used later by Christians , this temple was still
known at the beginning of the last century , but ... Epigraphic research In two fifty -
kilometre - long areas stretching from Naga el Dom el Dakar to Naga el Qurud
and from Naga el ... In 1972 a magnificent Arabic scroll was found which dealt
with the functioning of the baqt or treaty between Christian Nubia and Moslem
Egypt .

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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Index

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Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt

John of Barullos (540-615) / Bishop Kyrillos -- The Relationship between the Monks of Northern Egypt and the patriarchs of the Egyptian church / David Brakke -- Saint Mina monastery in Arabic sources / Sherin Sadek El Gendi -- The ...

Author: Gawdat Gabra

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9774167775

Category: Coptic monasticism and religious orders

Page: 384

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Christianity and monasticism have long flourished in the northern part of Upper Egypt and in the Nile Delta, from Beni Suef to the Mediterranean coast. The contributors to this volume, international specialists in Coptology from around the world, examine various aspects of Coptic civilization in northern Egypt over the past two millennia. The studies explore Coptic art and archaeology, architecture, language, and literature. The artistic heritage of monastic sites in the region is highlighted, attesting to their important legacies.

Literature in Various Byzantine Disciplines 1892 1977 Epigraphy

Kom Abu Billo ( Wādi al - Natrún ) H. Petersen , The Earliest Christian Inscriptions
of Egypt . Class . Philol . 59 ( 1964 ) ... F. W. D. V Ep 1700.1 BZ 66 ( 1973 ) 517
Kasr al - Wizz ( Nubia ) H. Kornbeutel , Ein griechischer Grabstein aus Nubion .

Author: Jelisaveta S. Allen

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Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: 386

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Nubia christiana

Special teams , managed by Harry S. Smith in Egypt and William Y. Adams in the
Sudan made a reconnaissance of those parts of the ... the flood - land , created a
good basis for investigations of , among other things , settlement and the cultural
heritage of Christianity . ... containing relics of all historic periods were examined
and a somewhat lower number of isolated epigraphic sites were recorded.14 ...

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Bulletin

Apart from the works mentioned above , a number of other books discussing
Christian Nubia ( inter alia ) have ... of a monastery at Ghazali , which , judging by
the inscriptions , was the creation of Coptic monks fleeing from Egypt ( 29 ) .

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Catalog of the Oriental Institute Library University of Chicago

Alanual of Christian archeology , by Orazio Martochi . ... Christian epigraphy -
Apelons Christian art . ... ard excavations , in Egypt and Nubia ; and of u Journey
to the coast on the Rod Soa , in search of the ancient Berenice ; and another to
the ...

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Africa in antiquity

II. Amherst, Massachusetts, 1972. Griffith, F. "Some Old Nubian Christian Texts. ...
Griffith, F. Karanog: The Meroitic Inscriptions of Shablul and Karanog.
Pennsylvania, University, University Museum, Egyptian Department. Eckley B.
Coxe Junior ...

Author: Steffen Wenig

Publisher: Brooklyn Museum Bookshop

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Category: Art

Page: 143

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Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

Eight studies deal with the questions of the development of Nubian art in the
Christian age , and trying to sum up the ... archaeological , art historical and
epigraphic relationships of the land of the Egyptian and Sudanese Nubia , the
limits of ...

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Eastern Christian Art

... only honour in the inscription , before the deacon and to become widespread
among Egyptian Christians steward George ... and examples come to be virtually
confined net's 1993 article . to Nubian funerary inscriptions and Coptic book 27 ...

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The Progress of Greek Epigraphy 1937 1953

The section of my survey which relates to Egypt and Nubia appears in the
Journal of Egyptian Archaeology , xxvii . 153 ff . Vol . IX of the Supplementum
Epigraphicum Graecum is devoted to the inscriptions of North Africa , with the
exception of ...

Author: Marcus Niebuhr Tod

Publisher: Ares Pub

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Category: Greece

Page: 256

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