Bibliography

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The story of Egypt
Author: Joanne Fletcher
The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that have shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories—an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of Egypt, charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context to which we can all relate.
From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt: Religion, Identity and Politics after the Arab Conquest
Author: Maged S. A. Mikhail
The conquest of Egypt by Islamic armies under the command of Amr ibn al-As in the seventh century transformed medieval Egyptian society. Seeking to uncover the broader cultural changes of the period by drawing on a wide array of literary and documentary sources, Maged Mikhail stresses the cultural and institutional developments that punctuated the histories of Christians and Muslims in the province under early Islamic rule.
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The Early Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership in Late Antiquity
Author: Stephen J. Davis
This book analyzes the development of the Egyptian papacy from its origins to the rise of Islam. How did the papal office in Egypt evolve as a social and religious institution during the first six and a half centuries AD? How do the developments in the Alexandrian patriarchate reflect larger developments in the Egyptian church as a whole―in its structures of authority and lines of communication, as well as in its social and religious practices?
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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt
Author: Christina Riggs (Editor)
Egypt played a pivotal role in the Roman empire, not only in terms of political, economic, and military strategies, but also as part of an intricate cultural discourse involving themes that resonate today -- east and west, old world and new, acculturation and shifting identities, patterns of language use and religious belief, and the management of agriculture and trade. Roman Egypt was a literal and figurative crossroads shaped by the movement of people, goods, and ideas, and framed by permeable boundaries of self and space.
A History of Egypt under Roman Rule
Author: Joseph Grafton Milne
A History Of Egypt Under Roman Rule was published in 1913 by J. Grafton Milne and covers the following topics; the organization of Egypt under the Romans, Roman rule beginning in 30 B C, and a general narrative history of the affairs of Egypt under Roman rule.
Life in Egypt Under Roman Rule
Author: Naphtali Lewis
A classic book by the 'doyen of papyrologists' that describes the economy and society of Roman Egypt from the ground level up, using the testimony of papyri. The unique climate of Egypt has preserved tens of thousands of records, covering a period of some 4,000 years from 3000 BC to AD 1000. Focusing on the period from 30 BC to AD 285, this book offers the perfect introduction to the possible uses of such material.
Two Thousand years of Coptic Christianity
Author: Otto F.A. Meinardus
A big picture view of the current situation and structure of the Coptic church and how it arrived at this point from a historical perspective. Do not expect to find a detailed chronological retelling of all events.
Roman Egypt
Author: Livia Capponi
This book offers a first approach to Roman Egypt, presenting a survey of the most important aspects of life in the province under Roman domination, from the conquest by Octavian in 30 Bc to the third century Ad, as they emerge from the microlevel of the Egyptian papyri and inscriptions, but also from the ancient literary sources, such as Strabo, Diodorus, and Philo, and from the most important archaeological discoveries.
The History of the Patriarchs
Author: multiple
The History of the Patriarchs is a series of biographies of the Coptic patriarchs from the beginning (St Mark) to 1250 AD. The events recorded range from the Muslim conquest of Egypt, the overthrow of the last Umayad ruler Marwan II, Arab-Christian relations, histories of the various countries, are often based upon eyewitness accounts by contemporary authors. As such they provide an essential source for the religious, economic and social life of Egypt in the early Islamic period. This important text remains unavailable even in many libraries.
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Loyalty and Dissidence in Roman Egypt. The case of the Acta-Alexandrinorum
Author: Andrew Harker
The Acta Alexandrinorum are a fascinating collection of texts, dealing with relations between the Alexandrians and the Roman emperors in the first century AD. This was a turbulent time in the life of the capital city of the new province of Egypt, not least because of tensions between the Greek and Jewish sections of the population. This was the first in-depth study of these texts since their first edition half a century ago, and it examines them in the context of other similar contemporary literary forms, both from Roman Egypt and the wider Roman Empire.
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