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The Resource From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt : religion, identity and politics after the Arab conquest, Magad S.A. Mikhail

From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt : religion, identity and politics after the Arab conquest, Magad S.A. Mikhail

Label
From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt : religion, identity and politics after the Arab conquest
Title
From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt
Title remainder
religion, identity and politics after the Arab conquest
Statement of responsibility
Magad S.A. Mikhail
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt traces how the largely agrarian Egyptian society responded to the influx of Arabic and Islam, the means by which the Coptic Church constructed its sectarian identity, the Islamisation of the administrative classes and how these factors converged to create a new medieval society. The result is a fascinating and essential study for scholars of Byzantine and early Islamic Egypt
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1974-
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Mikhail, Magad S. A.
Dewey number
962.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT95.5
LC item number
.M54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Civilization
  • Religion
  • Egypt
  • Politik
  • Christ
  • Konversion
  • Religiöse Identität
  • Islam
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Ägypten
Label
From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt : religion, identity and politics after the Arab conquest, Magad S.A. Mikhail
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-405) and index
Contents
Charting the course -- The Conquest: event, text, and memory -- Christian elites: the dialectic of duty and faith -- Religious conversion and social cohesion -- Language, identity, and assimilation -- The long eighth century: a cultural bridge -- Muslim elites, urban administration, and rural justice -- Metamorphosis of the Muslim community -- Ideologies and jurisdictions -- A church and community in transition -- Polemics and the construction of communal identities -- Webs of significance
Control code
779245840
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 429 pages
Isbn
9781848859388
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)779245840
Label
From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt : religion, identity and politics after the Arab conquest, Magad S.A. Mikhail
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-405) and index
Contents
Charting the course -- The Conquest: event, text, and memory -- Christian elites: the dialectic of duty and faith -- Religious conversion and social cohesion -- Language, identity, and assimilation -- The long eighth century: a cultural bridge -- Muslim elites, urban administration, and rural justice -- Metamorphosis of the Muslim community -- Ideologies and jurisdictions -- A church and community in transition -- Polemics and the construction of communal identities -- Webs of significance
Control code
779245840
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 429 pages
Isbn
9781848859388
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)779245840

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