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Monday, May 04, 2009

Oriental Institute Online: N ABOTT, The Monasteries of the Fayyum

Out of Print but online:


SAOC 16.

The Monasteries of the Fayyum

Nabia Abbott

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In the Moritz Collection, acquired in 1929 by the Oriental Institute, are three Arabic parchment documents of the fourth-century Hijrah (tenth century A.D.), two of which are contracts of sale of property, while the third deeds property as a charitable grant to what seems to be the earliest known and definitely named monastery of the Fayyum. This study gives an annotated translation of the three documents and a historical sketch of the monasteries of the Fayyum.

Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 16
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1937
Pp. 66; 3 figures, 1 map

Thanks to Chuck Jones.