God Is in the Marshes Late-Antique Asceticism and the Northeastern Nile Delta

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Katherine Blouin

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This paper examines the socio-environmental conditions under which wet and saline agricultural margins located in the area of the Lake Menzaleh (NE Delta) were occupied and conceptualized by ascetic monks in the late fourth century CE. The most compelling sources on this important phenomenon are John Cassian’s Institutes (Inst.) and Conferences of the Desert Fathers (Conf.).


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5913/jcscs.2019.75377755

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