Monasticism in Egypt
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- 27 Jul 2020
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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
- engage with the ideas and theories of other students.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
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%)
Textbook information is pending.