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A Sword Over the Nile

A Brief History of the Copts Under Islamic Rule

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This edition was published in by Austin Macauley

Written in English

416 pages

Adel Guindy has produced a timely and authoritative account of the Copts' story. It deserves to be widely read... this timely and excellent book will act as a wakeup call.... It reminds us that historically, the Copts have been Egypt's beating heart and that Egypt's future, without them, would be bleak indeed. Professor Lord David Alton, Member of the British House of Lords

A Sword Over the Nile is a most welcome book and contribution to the existing literature. Here in one volume, we have the largely unknown historical experiences of Egypt's Coptic Christians under Islam--and from the most primary if previously inaccessible or untranslated sources. Not only is it a window to the past; it may be an ominous look to the future. - Raymond Ibrahim

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Adel Guindy has produced a timely and authoritative account of the Copts' story. It deserves to be widely read... this timely and excellent book will act as a wakeup call.... It reminds us that historically, the Copts have been Egypt's beating heart and that Egypt's future, without them, would be bleak indeed. Professor Lord David Alton, Member of the British House of Lords

A Sword Over the Nile is a most welcome book and contribution to the existing literature. Here in one volume, we have the largely unknown historical experiences of Egypt's Coptic Christians under Islam--and from the most primary if previously inaccessible or untranslated sources. Not only is it a window to the past; it may be an ominous look to the future. - Raymond Ibrahim

A Sword Over the Nile

A Brief History of the Copts Under Islamic Rule

This edition was published in by Austin Macauley


Table of Contents

1. Copyright
2. Foreword
3. Introduction
4. Who Are the Copts?
5. A Peaceful or Forceful Conquest?
6. Rapacious Umayyads
7. The Abbasids Squelch the Resistance
8. The Turkish Walis: More Sorrows
9. The Fatimids and the Adventures of Al-Hakem bi-Amr Allah
10. The Decay and Demise of the Fatimid State
11. The Wars of Salah Al-Deen Against the Kuffar
12. The Copts in the Ayyubid Mill
13. Harassed from All Directions
14. The Slaves' State and Its Dark Days
15. An Ottoman Paradise
16. Bonaparte Knocks at the Door
17. Mohammed Ali's Attempts to Exit the Dark Tunnel
18. Fake Liberals, Real Fascists
19. Dhimmis in the Republican Umma-State
20. Overview and Analysis: The Copts Under Arab Islamic Rule
21. Conclusion: Triumph of 'Islamocracy'
22. Afterword
23. Appendices
1. The Impact of the 'Forgotten of History' on Civilization
1.1. Doctrinal Differentiation of Christianity
1.2. Monasticism and the Western Civilization
1.3. Philosophy
1.4. Science
1.5. Music, Art, and Architecture
1.6. Textiles and Crafts
1.7. A Fourth Century 'Red Cross'
2. Who Was 'Al-Mugawqis'?
3. The Historical Responsibility of the Copts
3.1. Pope Diosorus (444-454)
3.2. Pope Benyamin (623-662)
3.3. Pope Yousab I (830-849)
3.4. Pope Ghogrial II (1131-1145)
4. Distinctive Identity and Provinciality
5. Pseudo-Apocalyptic Writings as 'Political Resistance'
6. Patriarchs of the Coptic Church
7. Glossary
24. Bibliography
1. Core Reference
2. Primary References
3. Other References
4. Sites Accessed
25. Notes

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DT72.C7

Contributors

Foreword
Raymond Ibrahim
Afterword
David Alton

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Softcover
Number of pages
416

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OL28349920M
ISBN 13
9781643787602

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