Catalogue


Pilgrimage and holy space in late antique Egypt [electronic resource] /
edited by David Frankfurter.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998.
description
xiv, 516 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9004111271 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998.
isbn
9004111271 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Some ill. folded.
catalogue key
12348965
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
' The volume is important and should be in every research library.'James E. Goehring, Religious Studies Review, 2000.' Some aspects of pilgrimage addressed here, such as pilgrim chants, have only rarely, if at all, been discussed elsewhere…As we have learned to expect from David Frankfurter, this collection evidences a steadfast commitment to a "regional approach to Christianity and other developing religions". David Frankfurter is surely to be congratulated for bringing together a collection of essays representing a broad array of the fascinating new approaches to late antique pilgrimage.'Blake Leyerle, Church History, 2000.' …handsomely produced…an exciting collection.'Philip Rousseau, Journal of Ecclesiastical History.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
This volume deals with the origins and rise of Christian pilgrimage cults in late antique Egypt. Part One covers the major theoretical issues in the study of Coptic pilgrimage, such as sacred landscape and shrines' catchment areas, while Part Two examines native Egyptian and Egyptian Jewish pilgrimage practices. Part Three investigates six major shrines, from Philae's diverse non-Christian devotees to the great pilgrim center of Abu Mina and a Thecla shrine on its route. Part Four looks at such diverse pilgrims' rites as oracles, chant, and stational liturgy, while Part Five brings in Athanasius's and an anonymous hagiographer's perspectives on pilgrimage in Egypt. The volume includes illustrations of the Abu Mina site, pilgrims' ampules from the Thecla shrine, as well as several maps.
Main Description
This volume deals with the origins and rise of Christian pilgrimage cults in late antique Egypt. Part One covers the major theoretical issues in the study of Coptic pilgrimage, such as sacred landscape and shrines catchment areas, while Part Two examines native Egyptian and Egyptian Jewish pilgrimage practices. Part Three investigates six major shrines, from Philaes diverse non-Christian devotees to the great pilgrim center of Abu Mina and a Thecla shrine on its route. Part Four looks at such diverse pilgrims rites as oracles, chant, and stational liturgy, while Part Five brings in Athanasiuss and an anonymous hagiographers perspectives on pilgrimage in Egypt. The volume includes illustrations of the Abu Mina site, pilgrims ampules from the Thecla shrine, as well as several maps.
Table of Contents
List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Approaches to Coptic Pilgrimagep. 3
Indigenous Foundations
Les deplacements pieux en Egypte pharaonique: sites et pratiques cultuellesp. 51
Jewish Pilgrimage and Jewish Identity in Hellenistic and Early Roman Egyptp. 99
The Great Regional Cults
Island of the Extremity: Space, Language, and Power in the Pilgrimage Traditions of Philaep. 229
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of SS Cyrus and John at Menouthis in Late Antiquityp. 257
The Pilgrimage Center of Abu Minap. 281
Pilgrimage and the Cult of Saint Thecla in Late Antique Egyptp. 303
Visitors to Shenoute's Monasteryp. 341
Arab Christian Pilgrimages in the Proto-Byzantine Periodp. 373
The Rites of Coptic Pilgrims
Fragments of the Sortes Sanctorum from the Shrine of St. Colluthusp. 393
Chant in Coptic Pilgrimagep. 403
A Liturgical Procession in the Desert of Apa Shenoutep. 415
Beyond Pilgrimage, Beyond Egypt
"Outside the Places, Within the Truth": Athanasius of Alexandria and the Localization of the Holyp. 445
Miracles, Monks, and Monuments: The Historia Monachorum in Aegypto as Pilgrims' Talesp. 483
Indexp. 507
Diagrams and Platesp. 517
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