Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization (SAOC)
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.
- Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 16
- Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1937
- Pp. 66; 3 figures, 1 map
- Out of Print
Revised: June 8, 2009