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Wino wśród mnichów w arabskim Egipcie
Wine among monks in Arab Egypt

Author(s): Przemysław Piwowarczyk
Subject(s): History
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: monasticism; Egypt; wine; Baouit; Thebes
Summary/Abstract: The paper examines the Egyptian papyri and ostraca of the monastic origin dated after the Arab conquest and dealing with production and consumption of wine. They are supplemented by the additional evidence taken from literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources and presented on the background of the earlier monastic traditions. The paper aims to show the widespread use of wine as a mean of payment and exchange, and as an important element of monastic diet, medicine and liturgy.

  • Page Range: 103-121
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish