This unit deals with the period in which Egyptian culture underwent a number of cultural and religious transformations, between the arrival of Alexander the Great (332 B.C.) and the Arab conquest (640 A.D.). What can archaeology tell us about continuity and discontinuity in everyday life, especially when it comes to religion and popular beliefs?
Describe how Egypt functioned as a diverse multiethnic and multilingual society in this period
Explain the religious and social transformations that took place in Egypt in the wake of the arrival of Christianity and the centuries to follow, until the advent of Islam.
Analyse the cultural seedbed (Pharaonic/Greek/Roman) in which Egyptian Christianity developed in Late Antiquity
Critically evaluate the interaction between cultural continuity and religious transformation
Analyse the legal and political framework of Egypt in this period
Face-to Face: 12 weekly sessions, required reading and additional reading resources.
Essay (3500 words)
Project Report (2500 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-25 14:47:31 +1100