General Discussions

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Dijkstra, J. H. F., Philae and the End of Ancient Egyptian Religion. A Regional Study of Religious Transformation (298-642 CE) (Edition Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, vol. 173) (Leuven 2008).

von Pilgrim, C., Wenn der Tag doch 48 Stunden hätte. Philae 1896. Das Tagebuch Ludwig Borchardts und seine Briefe an Adolf Erman aus Ägypten und Nubien 1895-1896 (Gladbeck 2021).


Dijkstra, J. H. F., “Religious violence in late antique Egypt reconsidered. The cases of Alexandria, Panopolis, and Philae”, in: Mayer, W., de Wet, C. L. (eds.), Reconceiving Religious Conflict. New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity (Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World) (London, New York 2018) 211-33. Online available

Dijkstra, J. H. F., “Philae”, in: Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum, vol. 27 (2015) 574-91. Online available

Dijkstra, J. H. F., “Les derniers prêtres de Philae: un mystère?”, Égypte, Afrique & Orient 60 (2010) 57-66.

Dijkstra, J. H. F., “‘Une foule immense de moines’. The Coptic Life of Aaron and the Early Bishops of Philae”, in: Palme, B. (ed.), Akten des 23. Internationalen Papyrologenkongresses. Wien, 22.-28. Juli 2001 (Vienna 2007) 191-7. Online available

Dijkstra, J. H. F., “A Cult of Isis at Philae After Justinian? Reconsidering P. Cair. Masp. I 67004″, ZPE 146 (2004) 137-46. Online available

Moje, J., Gerhardt, M., Helmbold-Doyé, J., “Die Insel Philae – Das Tor zum Süden”, in: Gral-Lert, S., Helmbold-Doyé, J. (eds.), Abenteuer am Nil. Preußen und die Ägyptologie 1842-1845 (Berlin 2022) 389-97.

Wipszycka, E., “What can the lives of saints tell us about history? The case of the Coptic Life of Aaron”, JJP 51 (2021) 105-18.

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