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Politics, monasticism, and miracles in sixth century Upper Egypt : a critical edition and translation of the Coptic texts on Abraham of Farshut /
James E. Goehring.
imprint
Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, c2012
description
xiv, 160 p. : facs. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
3161522141 (pbk.), 9783161522147 (pbk.)
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imprint
Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, c2012
isbn
3161522141 (pbk.)
9783161522147 (pbk.)
contents note
The manuscripts. White monastery codex GC; Codicology; Paleography, orthography, and language; History of the codex and its publication ; White monastery codex GB; Codicology; Paleography, orthography, and language; History of the codex and its publication -- Literary and historical analysis. Introduction ; Synoptic account ; The individual sources and their development ; Hagiography and history -- Texts and translations. White monastery manuscript GC; First panegyric on Abraham of Farshut; On Abraham of Farshut ; White monastery manuscript GB; Excerpt on Abraham of Farshut from a panegyric on manasse ; Fragment 1 -- Related texts. Copto-arabic synaxarion ; Panegyric on Apollo 10 -- Appendix A : previously published editions -- Appendix B : manuscript pages listed by library -- Appendix C : manuscript sigla table -- Plates -- Bibliography -- Index to the coptic texts. Coptic words ; Greek loan words ; Biblical citations, allusions, and references -- Index of subjects.
catalogue key
8823205
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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This volume contains a critical edition and translation of the Coptic texts on Abraham of Farshut, the last Coptic orthodox archimandrite of the Pachomian federation in Upper Egypt. While past studies have focused on the origins and early years of this, the first communal monastic movement, James E. Goehring turns to its final days and ultimate demise in the sixth century reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. He examines the literary nature of the texts, their role in the making of a saint, and the historical events that they reveal. Miracle stories and tendentious accounts give way to the reconstruction of internal debates over the decrees of the Council of Chalcedon, political intrigue, and the eventual reordering of the communal monastic movement in Upper Egypt.

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