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The Monasteries of the Fayyum

"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. "

Author(s):  Abbott, Nabia
Format:  Book
Publisher:  The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Publication City:  Chicago
Date:  1937
Series:  Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 16