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Tobuken Seminar "Life in a 10th-century Egyptian Monastery and the Scribal Practices at the Monastery of St. John the Little"

Date:Monday, September 8, 15:00-18:00

Venue:Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, First Conference Room

Speaker: Chrysi Kotsifou (Van Leer Jerusalem Institute)

Title:Life in a 10th-century Egyptian Monastery and the Scribal Practices at the Monastery of St. John the Little

Language:English


Abstract:
This lecture will present the excavation at the monastery of St. John the Little in Wadi n ‘Natrun with an emphasis on the inscriptional material unearthed there. The Coptic dipinti place the inhabitants of the manshubiya under excavation into the vibrant monastic world of 10th c. Egypt, a world that was economically quite well-off, and certainly very highly educated. Further, this inscriptional material demonstrates that the monks who executed them were not only literate but copyists of manuscripts, as well.


Life in a 10th-century Egyptian Monastery and the Scribal Practices at the Monastery of St. John the Little」
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