Scottish Academic Press, 1988, Black Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, First Edition
gilt titles spine; two b/w. map illustrations; "Derived from the Greek Aiguptious, the word 'Copt' was originally used to differentiate the native Egyptian from Greek and other foreigners who inhabited the country in its early history. However it was not untiI the sixteenth century that 'Copt' came to mean specifically Christian Egyptian. This book is not intended to be a theological history of the people who consider themselves as the true descendants of the ancient Egyptians. It is rather a general introduction to the political. religious and art history of those native Christians of Egypt, the Copts, from their origins in the first century to their situation in the present day. Translations of the writings of the Coptic Fathers, by the author, have been made readily accessible to the general reader in this volume, including, for example, rigorous monastic rules and fascinating accounts of early ascetic lifestyles."; including bibliography & index 187 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Christianity; History; Copts; Egypt; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 070730556X. ISBN/EAN: 9780707305561. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: THG00054.