Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt, 1218–1250 by Kurt J. Werthmuller

By Kurt J. Werthmuller

utilizing the existence and writings of Cyril III Ibn Laqlaq, seventy fifth patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, besides quite a few Christian and Muslim chroniclers, this examine explores the id and context of the Christian neighborhood of Egypt and its relatives with the management of the Ayyubid dynasty within the early 13th century. Kurt Werthmuller introduces new scholarship that illuminates the various relationships among medieval Christians of Egypt and their Muslim friends. Demonstrating that the Coptic neighborhood used to be neither passive nor static, the writer discusses the energetic function performed through the Copts within the formation and evolution in their personal id in the wider political and societal context of this era. specifically, he examines the limits among Copts and the broader Egyptian society within the Ayyubid interval in 3 “in-between spaces”: patriarchal authority, non secular conversion, and monasticism.

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