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Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt

Febe Armanios


This book explores Coptic religious life in Ottoman Egypt (1517–1798), focusing closely on manuscripts from Coptic archives. Ottoman Copts frequently turned to religious discourses, practices, and rituals as they dealt with various transformations in the first centuries of Ottoman rule. These included the establishment of a new political regime, changes within communal leadership structures (favoring lay leaders over clergy), the economic ascent of the archons (lay elites), and developments in the Copts’ relationship with other religious communities, particularly with Catholics. The book explo ... More

Keywords: Coptic, Copts, Ottoman Egypt, religious discourses, archons, saints, pilgrimage, sermons, festivals, religious ethos

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199744848
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Febe Armanios, author
Middlebury College
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