The Copts and the West, 1439-1822

Encounters with an Ancient Church and the Language of the Pharaohs
Author(s): 
Hamilton, Alastair
ISBN: 
0199288771
Date published: 
July 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£85.00

This first full study of the subject discusses how 17C Catholic missionaries tried to force the Copts (Egyptian members of the Church of Alexandria) into union with the Church of Rome, and the slow accumulation of knowledge of Coptic beliefs, undertaken by Catholics and Protestants. Includes a survey of the study of the Coptic language in the West.