Monasticism in Egypt
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- acquire advanced understanding of the history, protagonists, sources for, and main centres of the monastic movement in Egypt
- analyse sources with respect to their date, language, provenance; critique them within their historical context; understand the characteristics of their particular type or genre; and evaluate the historical information gathered from them
- evaluate bibliographical resources for the study of late antique Egypt and monasticism
- formulate original research and responses to the problems inherent in assessing the record for Egyptian monasticism
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
NCCW (pre-2020 units) AHPG857, AHIX857 Admission to GradCertAncHist (OUA)
No special requirements
A detailed study of monasticism in Egypt based on documentary papyri and inscriptions in Greek and Coptic (studied in English translation). A number of key cases studies will be examined, including Melitian monasticism, and the monasteries of Bawit, Bala'izah, and western Thebes.
- Participation (10%)
- Encyclopaedia Assessment (20%)
- Short Paper (30%)
- Major Essay (40%)