Dayr Al-Malak Mikha’il (Maraghah)

DAYR AL-MALAK MIKHA’IL (Maraghah)

ABU SALIH THE ARMENIAN (1895, p. 257) mentioned a monastery dedicated to the MICHAEL near the town of al-Maraghah. Al-Idrisi (Vol. 1, p. 124) knew a town of this name near Antinoë (ANTINOOPOLIS), but the State of the Provinces in A.H. 777/A.D. 1375 placed it as it is now, in the district of Suhaj. It was then called al-Maraghat (cf. Ramzi, 1953-1968 Vol. 2, pt. 4, p. 24). The name appears to be Arabic, not Egyptian (Gauthier, 1905, pp. 75-76). Al- Maqrizi (1853, Vol. 2, p. 519) noted a church there, but did not say to which saint it was dedicated.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • ‘Abd al-Latif. Relation de l’Egypte de ‘Abd , trans. and ed. A. 1810. I. S. de Sacy. Paris, L’Etat des provinces is translated in an appendix.
  • Gauthier, H. “Notes géographiques sur le Panopolite.” Bulletin de l’Institut français d’Archéologie orientale 4 (1905):39-101.
  • Idrisi al-Sarif, al-. Nuzhat al-Mushtaq (Book of the pleasures of the eager—dissertation of geography). French trans. P. A. Jaubert in 2 vols. Recueil de Voyages et de mémoires publiés par la de Géographie 5-6. Paris, 1836-1840. Repr. 1975.
  • Ramzi, M. lil- al Misriyyah, 3 vols. Cairo, 1953-1968.

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MAURICE MARTIN, S.J.